Thursday, April 9, 2015

REVIEW: The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Breaking (The Rules for Disappearing, #2)
Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.


I enjoyed reading The Rules for Disappearing! Though, I was surprised that there was a sequel and wasn't quite sure where it was going, this book really surprised me!

Anna and her family are now free from the Witness Protection Program, but Thomas was still out there. After a series of events that cause the agents to suspect that he knows how to get to the family and that the family's lives are at risk, they, along with Ethan's family, move to an island temporarily. It's all in vain, as Anna, Teeny, and Ethan all get kidnapped and Anna has to figure out how to escape as well as save her family.

If I thought The Rules for Disappearing was fast-paced, wow, this book exceeded that! All of the events in my little (sucky) synopsis happen at the very beginning of the book! So much more happens in the book and it's hard not to talk about it but, really, spoilers aren't fun!

This book really felt entirely different than the first book and I oddly liked that. I already mentioned how this book is much more action-packed and fast-paced, but it also had an entirely different feel. In Disappearing, Anna (Meg then) was upset by being in Witness Protection and was getting tired of it. She also was entirely clueless to pretty much everything (i.e. why they were in the program) and she was trying to create a semi-normal life. Not that she wasn't strong in that book, but she became stronger after the events in the last book. The events in this book are so much worse and so much more life threatening, but Anna is able to think things through and find out how to get out of this with her loved ones still alive. She has her breakdowns, but that makes it more realistic.

It seems like I gave this a low rating and that might seem odd because all I've said have been good things, but I did like this book. That's what the rating means. This is a great thriller and I enjoy reading thrillers, but most thrillers are just that. They don't really get me thinking and they don't really blow my mind. *shrugs*

Overall, I did enjoy reading this book. This is a very thrilling series and this book is even more fast-paced than the last one! This sequel is definitely worth reading!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it

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