A Torch Against the Night Gif-y Review

I'm thrilled to join the TORCH blog tour today! TORCH was somehow even better than AEITA, and I'm already yearning for book 3. TORCH really brought out all of the emotions, so today I compiled a collection of GIFs that I think perfectly captures my feels and emotions and actions while reading this book.

Author: Sabaa Tahir
Series: AEITA #2
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 452 Pages
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: ARC via publisher
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Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison - to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own - one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape... and kill them both.
When I first opened the book, I got to see all my favorite characters again. Yet we jumped right back into the action:

Then things escalated quickly. I just kept shouting "RUN!!!!"

Quite an understatement.

Then TORCH sucked me in and this happened in rapid succession:


Book 3:


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Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

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  1. Excellent GIF selection! I just picked up my copy and I can't wait to dive in!

  2. Love this! I want to read ATATN so badly as I LOVED the first book! :)

  3. I love all the GIFs!! So glad you enjoyed TORCH. Awesome review ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  4. Oh my gosh haha I love all the GiFs! :D Great review!

  5. OMG every single GIF is perfection! My thoughts EXACTLY!!

  6. Ha. I love your GIFs. And they are so accurate! I have read this one and I completely agree. It was so action packed. It was crazy!! I freaking loved it. Great review.


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