Review: The Reprisal by Kelly St Clare

About the book:

Earth is nothing like Romy expected. A disappointing fact made clear far too many times.

Over the last year and a half, her world has shattered again and again, along with her sanity, and now Knot 27 is split in two with no sign of reconciliation.

There is no end in sight.

When the leader of their rebel movement steps down, the man Romy loves takes over the role of commander-general.

They are outnumbered. They are outgunned.

Not only are the Mandate Members as deprived of humanity as ever, another lethal player has taken the field.

All it takes is a click of a button, and everyone she loves will die.

Cover of Kelly St Clare's The Reprisal

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Review by Katy Haye:

The After trilogy has been such fun from start to finish, I’ve loved every moment. Romy is a fabulous character and the relationships between the knot mates grew more complex in a pleasing manner in this, final volume. There was the usual streak of humour as the knot got to grips with aspects of normal human life they’d missed out on as space soldiers, Romy was a joy to spend time with, and Atlas was, hmm, gorgeous as ever.

The plotting was excellent, with lots of tense moments when I wasn’t sure who was going to get – and keep – the upper hand. The resolution was clever as well as heart-breaking and I’m genuinely sorry I’m not going to get any more time to spend in these characters’ company.

This is a stonking good read, grab a copy now!

Katy Haye writes speculative YA fiction. Katy’s The Clockwork War, set in an alternate, war-torn 1840s England with a mechanical genius for a heroine, a dastardly duke and a hero who isn’t at all as he appears, is the first novel in her complete steampunk series.

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