December 2, 2014

Walled Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Walled by Anne Tibbets! Today I'm sharing my review of the book - and don't forget to enter the awesome tour-wide giveaway! To follow the other stops, click on the banner above. 

Be sure to check out my review of Carrier (Book #1)!

Walled (The Line #2)
Author: Anne Tibbets
Genre: New Adult Dystopia
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press (HQN)


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.
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.

Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

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 Tour Wide Giveaway (US Only):
(5) gifted ebooks of CARRIER
(3) gifted ebooks of DARK PARADISE by Angie Sandro
(3) gifted ebooks of THE WICKED WE HAVE DONE by Sarah Harian
(3) gifted ebooks of WILD ONES by Kristine Wyllys
(15) CARRIER (autographed) tee-shirts




  1. Great review, Steph! This sounds like such an intense series and very action-packed, too! I def need to give it a try esp that it's my fav genre :)

  2. I love dystopians and can't wait to read this

  3. I can't wait to read this series. Thank you Dream for the intro to a new writer. I have recently started reading dystoians and this series sound like they are must reads.

  4. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Great review. I've never read these books before but they sound awesome and I can't wait to read them! So thank you so much for the opportunity :-D

  5. I feel kind of weird reading the review for the second book before I've read the blurb of the first. The book sounds great. How did the sequel rate compared to the first book?

    1. I understand! It makes a lot more sense if you read the information and review for the first book. I've updated the post with a link to my review of Book #1. Here's the link too:

      I hope that helps! :)