Published by Clean Teen Publishing on September 19th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle. After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.
I would like to start my review off with a huge thank you to the author for sending me both Rain and Snow. It’s been quite an experience and I’m glad to have been apart of it with Serena and Daniel. I greatly appreciate how Snow picks up immediately where Rain left off. I don’t know about any of you, but I absolutely hate when the sequel is set a year or even a month after the original event. I feel as if I missed something vital within that empty gap of time, when in reality they characters just trained or something of that nature. I love the expansion of the world. The characters aren't confined to their own parts of town or alleyways like they were in Rain. I loved the exploration of new, untouchable parts of town that the characters explored. And Shannon’s descriptions were fantastic. It felt as if I were right along with the crew, ready to take on whatever may come my way. Once again, Shannon's world building is phenomenal. More history, more politics, something most young adult novels tend to skim over or forget altogether. This book definitely contained more suspense, action, and plot twists than the first. You're holding onto every word until the very end. Though as heartbreaking as this book was, I loved every minute of it. The characters never lose their genuine sparkle between each other and the reader. One scene that struck me the most was shortly after Serena and Daniel kissed. Wasn't that the only reason you were talking to me? Is that what you think? I just kissed you, Serena. I've never felt more connected with fictional characters than I did with Serena and Daniel. Yes, their relationship was adorable; however, they actually had a believable connection with one another instead of just getting together because the story needed some romance. I definitely recommend reading this series if you're interested in a realistic dystopian read.