The Perilous Sea – Sherry Thomas

9d014a2f7840830596747586951434f414f4141I stumbled upon the first book in this series – The Burning Sky – as a Kindle deal when it was newly published, and I’ve been meaning to get back to this series for ages. A gift subscription threw it into my lap this week, and I was barely a few pages in when I remembered how much I had enjoyed the first book.

This book has a really interesting set up – it starts with two people (who are clearly Titus and Iola), waking up with no memories. They aren’t sure if they can trust each other. In alternating chapters, it’s weeks earlier before the two have lost their memories. I don’t think it’s spoiling anything to say that a wrench has been thrown into Titus and Iola’s relationship. The dual time frames work so well, because as they are learning to trust each other again, you see the roots to tension starting in the other timeframe, and the events that lead up to their ending up in the middle of the Sahara with no memories. It works beautifully.

I’m so pleased I had this book (and the next – yay!) more or less thrown in my lap. This is a wonderful story.

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