- Series: Last Call for Caviar
- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 19, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1517157447
- ISBN-13: 978-1517157449
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,285,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Maya Rising (Last Call for Caviar) (Volume 2) Paperback – November 19, 2015
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The subject matter in volume 2, Maya Rising, is much darker than in the first novel. It was shocking to my system to see how much the world had deteriorated. It is the end of the world, the end of humanity, and morals and laws of the land have been cast aside. Rapes and murder are a daily occurrence, and that makes the reader mourn the world that once was. I did, however, like the premise that even during the darkest of times for our society, individuals still have individual lives, loves, and desires for the future, whatever that might be. It tests the strength and endurance of our heroine Maya, and driven by desire and love, she passes the test with flying colors.
Speaking of desire and love, this novel is full of it. While the world is more dangerous and hopeless, the sex is more passionate and alive than ever. Maya Rising is a sensual, erotic read that does not disappoint. Maya, and I as the reader, were caught off guard by the feelings Maya discovers for another lover, other than Julian, along her path. While the outside world rages, internally the mixed feelings for two men rage within Maya throughout this novel. The drama of who she will end up with grabs the reader’s attention and makes them wonder, “What if?”
Maya Rising is a very well-written, thought provoking follow-up volume for the series. It is necessary to read the first book first in order to understand the events and characters in this sequel. It is great to see our heroine master the challenges that are thrown her way in her quest for finding and ensuring the safety of her one true love.
This sequel to //Last Call for Caviar// is equally delicious as the first installment. A warning for persnickety readers, this is not a standalone volume. It will make almost no sense if you haven’t read the first book. This isn’t to say that author Melissa Roen doesn’t weave the storylines together seamlessly—she does—but she doesn’t fully set up volume 2 the way she does volume 1. I recommend reading the books in order to get the full effect. And do NOT miss the prologues. Start at the very beginning.
Having said that…
Destruction, death and blood cults—oh my! Maya Jade is //still// stranded on the continent during what can only be accurately described as Armageddon. Having finally found her way out of the Riviera and back into the arms of sexy surgeon Julian, the future is anything but certain. What perils lurk on the interior of Europe? Will they reach their destination in the safety of Switzerland? Will the safety promised there be real? Again, there are more questions than answers. And the few answers there are lead Maya further into trouble and the deviant and devious schemes for power and control that broil beneath the surface of a splintered civilization.
Finally reunited with lover Julian, Maya believes she has escaped the dangers of her past… until they appear right on her tail bumper ready to rear end her into oblivion. And we are there to watch her dangle on the edge. //Maya Rising// jumps right into the action, and it doesn’t let up. The plot winds through the French countryside and down back into the Riviera, coming full circle. Maya is forced to face the demons that have hounded her steps throughout both volumes.
The earth trembles with a mystical power that haunts Maya. The mysteries of this force seem to hold her destiny in its grip and the blazing red eye of the Purifier scorches. Through the melee, Maya has to figure out if her love for Julian is as strong as she’s always believed. Could her feelings for another powerful man jeopardize their fairytale ending? Could unfinished business render all of the questions moot? Always just one step away from the end, Maya Jade is on an unrelenting journey toward her truth and the fate of the world.
This novel is a fast paced whirlwind of adventure, hurdling towards an odd conclusion that will keep you guessing until the very end. Roen is cruel in her conclusion. I implore her to reconsider, and serve us at least one more serving of //Caviar//.
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review.**
The American gun-totting, whisky-swilling heroine with a sharp tongue and soft heart comes back with greater determination and balls to survive the Apocalypse and save everyone she cares about on the way.
As a heroine I feel like she really grows into her role. It's as if the starting gun for the survival race has gone off, and everyone is thrown in action. Do or die.
You wouldn't guess what's about to happen.
Having read Last Call for Caviar , I couldnt wait to read the sequel , and Maya Rising was a brilliant read .
I love the writing style of the author ,and the clever way the story unfolds and flows so effortlessly.
I honestly cant wait to see it on the big screen ! What a fabulous movie this would make !