The Line Book Two: Walled

The Line Book Two: Walled

by Anne Tibbets

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Overview

Freedom means making brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.

Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

Book two of two

71,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426899294
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Series: The Line , #2
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 953,475
File size: 268 KB

About the Author

After writing for TV Anne Tibbets found her way to novels by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics and quick moving plots. She divides her time between writing, her family, and three pets that plot her assassination. www.AnneTibbets.com


 

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The Line Book Two: Walled 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
A good book shouldn't end. *sigh* It just shouldn't. Walled continues where Carrier ends. High octane, fast paced, suspense filled, but with a lot more romance than Carrier. Naya's determination to make a better future for her daughters was incredible. She risked it all, like a parent would, to make it happen. Ric wasn't too keen on the idea at first; he'd been betrayed by his brother, lost a great friend, and he had a good life with Naya so his reluctance to go after The Corporation was understandable. But he did it anyway and I admire him greatly for that. Perhaps the most...poignant moment of this book was close to the beginning. Naya struggles with nightmares of her time on The Line. Memories of forced intimacy make it hard for her to connect physically with Ric. The desire is there but then the memories come rushing in and rob her of a chance to discover what real, wholehearted intimacy is like. Does she overcome it? Yes, but it takes patience on both their parts and is definitely a mind-over-matter battle for her before she's comfortable enough to let it happen with Ric. The romance in here is more than there was in Carrier, but it doesn't diminish the suspense and action part of this story at all. It runs tandem to those aspects, creating a story that's well-written and engaging. I was blown away by Carrier and I was anxious to know what would happen to this incredible heroine and her two children, but was a little sad to know Walled would end this series. New adult dystopia romances might be considered a dime a dozen, but truthfully they aren't. Ms. Tibbets' series, The Line, proves that. Unique settings coupled with incredible characters (primary and secondary) twisted by the unexpected make her series one worth reading. Having tried it yet? I hope you do, and I hope you enjoy both books as much as I have. ***Received from Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review***
BookLoversLife1 More than 1 year ago
I loved Carrier and honestly couldn't wait till Walled came out. I was afraid though that it mightn't live up to book one but boy did it! Walled was ah-maz-ing.  The first thing we see with Walled is that Naya is healing. She has had the babies and is living with Ric. She is still incredibly broken but she has come a long way since we left her in Carrier. She is really trying to get her life together and has spent a full year in hiding with Ric, raising her kids. She is also trying to have a physical relationship with Ric but with memories of the line still so fresh, she keeps pushing him away. She is also so afraid for her kids because they are still being hunted, so when a familiar face stops by and tells her that she is needed to take down Auberge once and for all, she knows she has to help. It's going to be dangerous but the rewards could be everything she has been wanting. Entrusting her babies with a friend, both Naya and Ric head back into the one place she never wanted to see again.  Poor Ric, all he wants to do is love Naya but she keeps him at arms length. He will, and has, done anything for Naya and the twins. He is such a sweetheart and one of my favourite characters. Naya and Rics relationship is filled with such honesty and heart wrenching moments that it hurt to read it. So many feels!!! Their love is so special and beautiful.  In Walled we learn more about Auberge and why it's walled, we learn about what's outside the wall and how the other half live, we learn some truly surprising things and we are put through so many heartbreaking things that I had tears running down my face for most of the book.  Overall Walled was phenomenal. It's such a fast paced book that, at times, I was left gasping and had to stop reading just to get my head around what we learned. My emotions, my feelings and my heart broke while reading this. People die, people find freedom but at what cost. Is freedom really worth it when you could loose everything? The characters are flawed, they struggle but they are more real because of it, the world is horrible but it's believable as well, it truly is a phenomenal book!! The author has created a truly special book and I can't recommend this series enough. 
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
An Intriguing and Intense Story, filled with twists and turns! Note: This review contains NO spoilers Walled continues Naya and Ric's struggle and fight against an oppressive government. This second book takes place about a year after Carrier (book 1). For sure, you have to read Carrier first before diving into Naya and Ric's story in Walled. This intense and thrilling story  will take you on an incredible life and death fight for freedom, not just for Naya and Ric...but also for her children and all the citizens of Auberge. Filled with twists and turns in the story, it will take readers on a journey of their lives on many different levels. Page after page, Anne's descriptions of this future world and its characters were just astounding and realistic! I was also touched, as the story also delved deeper into Naya's psychological and emotional state...not forgetting the emotional state of her relationship with Ric. It's not all about action...it focused on the characters and their struggle. Overall, Anne Tibbets delivered an intriguing and complex story with her amazing world-building and character development in Walled...as well as Carrier! The Line series is worth reading...it's an emotional thrill ride that will leave you gasping!
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
It has been about 6 months since I read the first book in The Line duology and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get back in to the story or find myself stumbling over things I had forgotten.  Thankfully, the author provided crumbs from Carrier along the way that helped kick start my memory and be able to dive right back in with little disruption.  Just as before, even with a conversation going on between characters, I could feel the action building up. This takes place about a year after the first book ended.  The twins are still infants, but are starting to lean towards toddler in their independent actions.  In the beginning I was disappointed in the lackluster maternal actions of Naya and would have loved to have a one on one with her myself.  Thankfully, she shows her true feelings when it counts.  You could tell by the tense feeling that life in hiding had made them all a bit rougher around the edges. I also felt that living that way, that they would have had some kind of contact with the outside world to know exactly how bad things were getting there. Having worked on The Line, Naya still had some intimacy issues.  There were times when Ric didn't know what was going to happen with small gestures of love.  Sometimes these moments were met with open arms and other times, especially when something triggered past memories in Naya, they were met with distance and coldness.  In this book their romance is played out more and given freedoms that weren't possible in Carrier but is also kept in check with a bang at the end. The action in the book pretty much goes and goes.  There are slight pauses here and there, but for the most part I found myself reading at a frantic pace.  Everything made me want to know more, quicker, and with more details.  The author did not disappoint with any of that. The ending of this book, which wraps up the duology of The Line, will throw you in a tailspin.  So many different things going on which all combine to create one heck of an ending.  My head is still trying to wrap itself around it.  A satisfying ending at that.  I recommend this to anyone who likes New Adult dystopian novels that have basis on actual people and their experiences.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
A year and a half after getting away from the Line, Naya hasn’t really escaped the torment of those years. Even her adorable ten-month-old twins, Clea and Adena, can’t make her forget nor can her deep love for Ric make the nightmares go away. Deep inside, Naya is painfully aware that Auberge still controls life, still enslaves young girls and impoverishes entire families. No wonder, then, that when Sonya finds them and demands Naya and Ric join the revolution, Naya finds herself drawn to what seems to be an impossible cause and, indeed, Sonya finally has to admit that the revolution consists of an “army” of six. The plan, though desperate and crazy, might just work and Naya is driven to try to destroy Auberge. Despite everything she has been through and the horrific memories, Naya has strengthened emotionally and she’s no longer the frightened, helpless girl she used to be. Thanks to Ric and her friend, Shirel, and to her babies, Naya has learned to trust and to love. She’s a far different person from the one we met in the first book, Carrier. She’s not the only one; Shirel now believes in her own worth and Ric is completely in love with his make-shift family, as content in his life as a man can be who exists in a world of oppression. Much more pain is ahead for these few who dare to fight back but is freedom, true freedom, worth what is about to happen? I’ll say this—I thought the ending was just a bit contrived, a little too coincidental, but still very satisfying and, as with Carrier, I appreciate the author shining a light on the kind of oppression that is all too alive and well in our world today. It never hurts to be reminded. One word of caution to readers new to the duology—you must read the books in order or you just won’t get the full effect. This story is now done and, while I’ll miss these characters, I’m looking forward to whatever Ms. Tibbets will bring us next.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours as part of the blog tour in return for a fair and honest review. This is the second book in The Line series and follows Naya once more. Naya has grown a lot since book 1 but still has her own issues which also affect Ric. Although this book is more than their love story, you can't help but get involved with them as it is so poignant. Her twins have been born and they are all living in hiding, Shirel included. However, they are found by Sonya who wants them to help her start a revolution. Although they are reluctant, Sonya leaves them with things to think about and also the fact that if she can find them, so can Auberge. The story moves on at a fast pace as Naya and Ric must decide what to do - both for themselves and for others. Naya makes her decision based upon the sort of world she wants for her twins whilst at the same time worrying if she is doing the right thing. There are so many levels of this story - the world within the wall, the world outside the wall being just two of them. Walled will draw you in and keep you thinking even after you have put the book down. There are shocks, twists and new information for you to take in as this story moves to its conclusion. A brilliantly written book that is definitely recommended.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars 'Walled' is the intense and gripping second novel in the New Adult dystopian duology of The Line. It picks up about a year after the first book ended - with Naya and Ric successfully in hiding with Naya's twin girls. They've been staying off the grid and managing to remain undetected by Auberge - for the time being. Things in the city are steadily getting worse and when Naya and Ric hear that Auberge is setting up The Line again - they know they must take action, although it's risking their lives. The reward will be worth it if they succeed - Auberge's reign will end, the Line will be no more, and they can all escape the city to start fresh. Maybe then Naya can put her days on the Line behind her and live a happy life with Ric and the twins. After successfully taking down Auberge, Naya and Ric are able to go outside the walls of the city, where they finally are able to find peace and the kind of place they've dreamed of. However, there's anarchy is breaking out inside the walls and Naya's twins are still inside the city. They have to get back into the city to rescue the girls and then attempt to escape once again. Will they be able to make it to the twins in time? Will they be able to escape the city once and for all - to begin a fresh life together? Or will Auberge finally defeat them? I was sucked right back into Naya's world the second I began to read the book. I wasn't sure where the plot was going to go or how things would end. Everything was off and running almost immediately from the start - the pace grew faster and faster, and all of the characters became familiar to me all over again - like I had never left. I loved Naya as a main character for the series. She's an incredibly strong woman who has endured unimaginable abuse for the majority of her life. On top of that, she must deal with being used in a larger plot for government control - including becoming pregnant with twins who carry a kind of inoculation that will kill people outside the wall. She is strong in every way - physically, mentally, and emotionally. She endured all the trauma in her life and now must live with the repercussions from it. This gave her character tremendous history and background, along with obstacles to overcome and ways to mature and grow. The plot was incredibly well written and very unique. Just like the first book, there were parts of the story that made me want to stop reading because of the content. Although with great writing you have to deal with both the good and the horrid parts of a story, because the entire book is written so you feel like you're there yourself. There were so many unexpected twists and turns in the story and the dystopian world that the author created was vividly realistic - so much so that I felt like I could shut my eyes and be there with Naya. I'm glad the second and final book is here so I could find out what was going to happen in the story and how everything was going to turn out in the end with all the different characters. Although this was an incredibly satisfying ending to the duology, I'm also really disappointed that it's over. I wish the series wasn't over and we could continue to read about this horrific world and the fight to make things right for those who can't speak for themselves. I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for whatever the author comes out with next! Very highly recommended for fans of dystopias and science fiction; but be warned that there is some graphic content and is meant for a mature reading audience. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.