You Won’t Know I’m Gone
(The Black Angel Chronicles #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 16th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult
Reagan has to prove herself to an elite group of special agents—and avenge her mother’s death—in the second book in the Black Angel Chronicles from the author of You Don’t Know My Name.
Going rogue in an effort to rescue her kidnapped parents has cost Reagan Hillis her automatic ticket to the Training Academy. But becoming a Black Angel is the only way Reagan will be able to exact revenge on her mother’s merciless killer, Santino Torres.
When Reagan is given a chance to prove that she’s worthy of training to be a Black Angel, she also gets the first chance she’s ever had to be her true self. No aliases. No disguises.
But when her friend Luke joins her at the Black Angels training compound, Reagan finds herself once again torn between the person she was and the person she wants to be. Reagan has to prove that she’s as good as her parents trained her to be, because she’ll never find Torres without the Black Angels’ help.
I have been dying for You Won’t Know I’m Gone since the massive cliffhanger at the end of You Don’t Know My Name. Since I am a sucker for anything spies/secret agents related, I adore this series. This book is action-packed, and the main character is so courageous. I can safely say that this sequel measures up to the first book, which is a pretty rare occurrence.
This book immediately follows You Don’t Know My Name and follows Reagan’s days at training camp. After the events of the first book, she no longer has the right to an automatic entry into the Black Angels, so she must prove herself like a regular trainee. There is nonstop action as Reagan works to become the agent she once was and uncovers a sinister plot against her and the other Black Angels. I love the concept of this series and how we get to learn more about the Black Angels in this instalment. As a sequel, You Won’t Know I’m Gone is incredible, and I daresay I enjoyed it even more than the first.
Reagan’s character is as spunky as always, and I enjoyed her strong desire to defend her friends and family. What I love about Reagan is that she is not the perfect agent and has her flaws. Because of her family history, there are such high expectations for her, and while she is great at certain skills, there are some she doesn’t excel in. This book really focuses on Reagan’s development, and it is refreshing to see her figure her life out and make some new friends.
You Won’t Know I’m Gone is the thrilling sequel to You Don’t Know My Name. I loved the fast paced plot and the badass main character. I would definitely recommend this series, especially to fans of the thriller genre.
Writing is one of the great loves of Kristen Orlando’s life and she has been lucky enough to make it her living, first as a television producer, then as a marketer and now as a novelist. Kristen graduated with a B.A. in English literature from Kenyon College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with the other great love of her life, Michael. You Don’t Know My Name is her debut novel.