Title: In Liam’s Wake
Author: Ashlyn Forge
Publisher: Ashlyn Forge
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
For eight years, Liam has been trapped underground in The Colony—a sanctuary so determined to stay hidden it forbids anyone from leaving once they’ve entered. His only hope of returning home rests on his best friend Riley who, on the eve of their escape, slipped into a coma.
Despite staggering debt, vengeful mutants and bounty hunters, Liam continues a seemingly never-ending quest for a cure to end Riley’s unnatural five-year sleep. Every night, Liam stares at the listless man who not only holds his escape, but his heart. The suffering can end; however, Liam must only forsake all hope of ever returning home again, abandon Riley to his fate, and wholeheartedly serve as a soldier for The Colony—the very people he’s trying to escape.
Live the life within his reach, or continue chasing the one just beyond his grasp? He need only submit.
Ashlyn Forge’s In Liam’s Wake is a science fiction M/M romance, and to be perfectly fair, I do not often read science fiction. That being said, I found In Liam’s Wake to be a dark, diverse and interesting read. Liam doesn’t always make right or smart decisions, but his love for Riley is obvious and powerful. Mysterious Riley doesn’t remember everything about Liam when he awakens, but he willingly trades himself for Liam’s survival. Forge creates an extraordinarily detailed underground world, as well as an interesting mystery plot. Her writing is unique and remarkably descriptive and detailed. One scene in particular in which an anesthetized Riley cannot feel the physical violation of his body, yet quietly cries and tells a fellow prisoner holding his hand that “It hurts,” is gut wrenching.
Although In Liam’s Wake is quite good, there is so much detail about the goings on of the outside world, the underground colony, the mystery, and about Liam and Riley’s relationship, it is a bit hard to follow especially at the beginning of the book. I honestly initially felt a little lost, but once I found solid footing, I was drawn into Forge’s imaginative world. This is the first of a series, and I will be reading the next book. I recommend In Liam’s Wake, particularly to readers who enjoy science fiction M/M romance. I think if you read it, you’ll join me awaiting the next book in this series!
I would like to thank Ashlyn Forge for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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