In book two of The Academy series, Jamie is torn between the safe Liam and the adventurous Wren as she discovers that evil is not always clear. After joyfully reuniting with the brother she thought she lost fifteen years ago, Jamie finds she must now devise a way to save him from certain death. The only possible path? Discover a way to complete the prophecy and destroy the evil Eldest Brothers and his pack once and for all.But in the midst of this life or death conflict, Jamie struggles to fight against romantic destiny. The wolf shifters’ complicated love triangle only intensifies as Jamie discovers Liam has not always been honest with her. In search of answers, Wren and Jamie take to the road to hunt for the lost pack that will either provide the answers they have been searching for or reveal new evils.Along the way, Jamie begins to question everything—and everyone—she thought she knew. Can the wolf shifters fulfill the prophecy, battle a pack of evil shifters, and save themselves? Or will the dark forces at work prove too powerful?
This book picks right up where the first book left off. Jaime is still caught in the love triangle between Wren and her boss Liam. Jaime is struggling to choose between destiny and fate. She is also surprised that her brother is alive. She gets a lot of revelations in the first chapters and struggles to understand them all.
Jaime is very determined and stubborn to have her cake and eat it too. She doesn’t want to just accept the prophecy and Wren; instead, she has chosen Liam and will do her duty to the wolves but hasn’t fully immersed herself in one or the other. She is straddling her decisions and looking for something else. Her decision becomes apparent, and unfortunately, something awful happens to leave her feeling sad.
Wren has figured something it, and they must go on a journey together to find the missing pieces of secrets people aren’t telling them. Their journey brings them to Montana. Things don’t go as planned but are action-packed. They get a lot of answers. With answers coming to Jaime now from all sides, she must figure out the truth. At least she begins to accept her fate in the bonding to Wren and her wolf self.
Lots of truth is revealed in this book, and Jaime has accepted her fate finally. This book really does a dance in circles from one set of events to another, with conversations and events adding to Jaime’s confusion. As she learns more and begins to question, she does start to figure it out for herself. There are a few steamy scenes in this book. It’s nothing in explicit detail. This was a very young adult read. It does contain some romance scenes, some action, and violent scenes but nothing in extreme detail.
I liked that the reader gets to see different sides of the truth from Jaime’s perspective as she tries to figure it out. I love that Wren is protective and caring for her but also a constant in her life. I enjoyed that there is no set antagonist in this story. As our viewpoints change, those we thought were good are now questionable. What the reader thought was evil is currently understood. I thought the author did a great job writing a story twisted with indecision and stubborn mentality and adding in many viewpoints to further turn the story.
If you would like to read Journey by D.D, Larsen you can find it on Amazon. I highly recommend you read the first book in this series – Destiny ( Book 1 of The Academy Series). It does help to read this sereis in order.