Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blog Tour: You Won't Know I'm Gone by Kristen Orlando *ARC #Bookreview and #Giveaway

Title: You Won't Know I'm Gone
You Won't Know I'm Gone (The Black Angel Chronicles #2)
Series: Black Angel Chronicles #2
Author: Kristen Orlando
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Published Date: January 16th 2018
Genre: YA, Mystery, Spy
Page Count:320
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★.5

Goodreads Summary: 
Going rogue in an effort to rescue her kidnapped parents has cost Reagan Hillis her automatic ticket to the Training Academy. But becoming a Black Angel is the only way Reagan will be able to exact revenge on her mother’s merciless killer, Santino Torres.

When Reagan is given a chance to prove that she’s worthy of training to be a Black Angel, she also gets the first chance she’s ever had to be her true self. No aliases. No disguises.

But when her friend Luke joins her at the Black Angels training compound, Reagan finds herself once again torn between the person she was and the person she wants to be. Reagan has to prove that she's as good as her parents trained her to be, because she’ll never find Torres without the Black Angels’ help.


 My Review
Thank you to Xpresso Book tours and Netgalley for an e-ARC of this book and the chance to be apart of the book tour.

Remember to go to the bottom of the review to enter the blog tour wide giveaway!
"The pretender was my shield, my security blanket. Without her, I'm just Reagan Hillis. And I have no idea who the hell that girl is."

 You Won't Know I'm Gone starts off a few months after the first book You Don't Know My Name ended. 

Reagan goes through a lot during this book (dealing with grief, having a target on her back, being alone most of the time, and feeling like she's to blame for what happened) all tough stuff and she has to deal with this stuff without her dad or Sam to really help her out. All she has is the new friends she makes during training (Anusha and Cam) and a few people that we saw from the first book.

Reagan is set on revenge and that's what not only helped her make her decision to become a Black Angel but how she gets through the tough training and basically becomes kind of robotic at times so she doesn't have to feel. 
"I must get stronger, better, faster. Because average, even among the very best, might as well be dead last."

Of course, there are also a few mean girls who have it set to make sure that Reagan won't make it through the training without a fight. But with her new friends, Reagan gets back into the shape she used to be in before everything happened and is able to help out the other students at times as well. 

"I know I've changed. I know I've hardened. But I dont know how else to be. I don't know how to go back."

Overall I loved this book just as much as the first one. A majority of the characters in this book are all dealing with what happened in the first one along with Reagan. They don't have her level of guilt or loneliness for the most part but they understand what she's feeling. But they also know if she wants to be an Angel she's going to have to toughen up and put all that behind her. 
Oh how I wish Reagan had learned certain things from what happened in the first book, but it's part of what makes me like her so much. She goes with her instincts instead of always doing what she's supposed to and while it gets her in trouble, it also has some good qualities with it that help out her team. 

That ending though... Wow. I don't know how she's going to be able to make a comeback from this one, she might have just put herself into a situation worse than the first one and she has more people to be responsible for as well. 

"What have you done, Reagan? What will you do?"

I need to know what happens next! We're getting more books right? Please more books in this series!

Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour here.


  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a great series and very character driven, too! :)


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