Review & Giveaway: The Uprising (The Union #3) by T.H. Hernandez

Review & Giveaway: The Uprising (The Union #3)
by T.H. Hernandez

Today I have a spoiler-free review of The Uprising, the 3rd book in The Union series by T.H. Hernandez. I absolutely loved this dystopian series so far & I was just cleaning up some blog stuff and found that I epically failed in posting my review after a bad bout of migraines at the beginning of the year. So my apologies to T.H. Hernandez and InkslingerPR who provided me with the review copy. Again, my poor display of follow through should not reflect negatively on the book, as I really did enjoy it and I am looking forward to the next installment! To show my appreciation for the series I am going to give away all 3 ebooks to one lucky winner! See below for more details!

 

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The Uprising by T. H. Hernandez

Series: The Union #3
Category: Young Adult, Dystopian
Publication: January 19th, 2015
Purchase: Amazon

Recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, eighteen-year-old Evan Taylor must find a way to stop the Uprising, an underground movement committed to destroying the Union, before her homeland is attacked.

After spending the last four months in the Ruins trying to get back to the only girl he’s ever loved, nineteen-year-old Cyrus needs to get past his jealousy over Evan’s involvement with Bryce or risk losing her again.

Together, Evan and Cyrus join with their friends to devise a plan to save both the Ruins and the Union, but when the pressure’s on, bickering and infighting threaten to undermine their goals. New information revealing a weakness in the Uprising is uncovered, forcing them to act quickly or risk losing everything.

With the help of old friends and new allies they set out to make history, but it might just take a miracle for everyone to make it out alive.

THE UPRISING is the third book in THE UNION series, a young adult romantic adventure set in the near future.

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Spoiler-free Review:

Rating: ★★★★★ 
“I don’t know who I am without you anymore.”

This series has been phenomenal! The Uprising is book 3 in The Union series and I am absolutely in love with this world and the characters. This book in full of action and adventure as well as love and loss. It melds these elements together is such a well-crafted way that I didn’t want it to end. By this point in the series, a lot of the endgame is finally starting to fall into place and when I was reading I thought this was the final book, so when I came upon the ending I knew there had to be more and I couldn’t have been happier.

Evan is once again thrust into making life altering decisions and she has finally accepted her role in this world. She also accepts her love for Cyrus. Whom we get his point of view in this book, which was so perfect. Evan and Cyrus are meant for each other…but circumstances have them completely separated for most of this book, which was heartbreaking in itself, but fortunately worked in a suspenseful way. Evan is such a well written character. She is strong and when she makes mistakes its not a woe is me moment. It turns into pulling herself up by her bootstraps and fixing the problems at hand. She has really grown leaps and bounds since book 1, not in a forced way, but in she has learned from her naivety about the world she lives in through her experiences and used that to mold her into a very empathetic hero.

There is a little bit of pining and woe-is-me on both Evan and Cyrus’ parts when they are struggling to vocalize their emotions, but again Evan is a teenager and Cyrus grew up in a much harder environment so I think their personalities make perfect sense when it comes to their uneasiness to settle into themselves and accept each other for who they are, and that they are capable of being together. Cyrus has some of the most swoony lines ever in this book, I am so dying for their HEA! Do you hear me, T.H. Hernandez? I need them together, no more possible love triangles, no more angsty will they or won’t they! Just plain old we’re in love together and we are bringing down the damn uprising…together!

I have said it before in my past reviews but this book really makes you care for characters and it writes in the importance of friendships and family so well. I have absolutely fallen in love with all of the characters, even the ones I want to hate but I can’t because they too aren’t bad people, just slightly conniving. Oh and I love Rainey. Give me more of her. Honestly, all the side characters are so good, they all bring something to this story and not a one of them feels extraneous.

The Uprising has everything I need in a good book; a well-built dystopia, a futuristic world, conspiracies, action, adventure, and most of all love. I mean what are we doing if there isn’t love in our world! We need to fight for something, we need love to keep us motivated to keep us balanced. I am not so patiently waiting on book 4 and I highly recommend if you love a perfect dystopian read!

 

Giveaway:

One winner will be gifted the 3 ebooks of The Union series by T.H. Hernandez from Amazon. I am personally responsible for this giveaway and no other platform this giveaway is shared on should be held accountable nor the author.

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2 Comments

  1. Tammy V
    November 17, 2016

    I have not read this series. One of my favorite series is The Passage series by Cronin. The way he wove the characters over the length of time was amazing.

    • kelly
      November 17, 2016

      I have only read the first book, The Passage & it was before I owned a kindle and lugging that massive book around half ruined the book for me as it literally was a struggle to read it! lol Thanks for entering Tammy!