Review: You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando

Review: You Won't Know I'm Gone by Kristen Orlando

You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando is a book that I had been dying to read 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.

Review: You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen OrlandoTitle: You Won't Know I'm Gone (The Black Angel Chronicles #2)
Series: The Black Angel Chronicles #2
Author: Kristen Orlando
Also by this author: You Don't Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1)
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: January 16th 2018
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

REVIEW: You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando

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.

❀ Spunky Main Character

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.

❀ A thrilling sequel

You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando  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.

About Kristen Orlando

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Kristen Orlando attended Kenyon College and graduated with a B.A. in English. She also briefly studied writing at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter in England. As a television journalist, Kristen won an Associated Press award and garnered two Emmy nominations. As a Senior Creative Writer & Content Manager for a marketing and advertising agency, Kristen loves coming up with the next big idea for Fortune 500 brands. You Don't Know My Name is her debut novel.

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19 thoughts on “Review: You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando

  1. The Hopeless Romantic Bookworm says:

    I also enjoyed this one too, but I like the first book just a little bit more. I enjoyed the spy aspects in the sequel but I just loved the scenes between Reagan and Luke in the first one and how things felt before everything blew up. Definitely going to read the third book after that ending though.

  2. Kelly G says:

    I absolutely LOVED the first book and I’ve been so excited waiting for the second one! It’s so awesome that you really enjoyed this one, it gives me plenty to look forward to. Great review!

  3. Sally Gearhart says:

    I’m definitely going to have to pick up the first one now. I’m really excited for this book, seems like alot of people really enjoyed this book.

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