on July 4, 2014 :
There is just something about this series. First of all, I love the cover for Band of the Broken Brotherhood. The window and the color pink are both so symbolic to the tone and essence of this story. Brotherhood picks up where Prince of the Broken left off, Seren and Calix are married now, and fulfilling their duty as King and Queen of the City of the Broken. But uprisings and plots to slander the new King and Queen quickly turn their world upside down.
I wish the reader would have seen more of the city in book 2, but there was still plenty of drama to move things along. Like the first book, there are themes and undercurrents here that make you stop and reconsider everyday life and how certain bits and pieces of it are traditionally defined. Which is what I love most about this series. Right away, I had this feeling like 'Wow, somebody gets it. Somebody gets me.' The whole idea/concept behind this broken city. It's the reason why, as much as you might enjoy basking in the sun, you also relish and crave those cloudy, rainy days.
Like book 1, there were also some nice touches of humor sprinkled throughout, especially the moment when Calix has his 'ahh, I'm home' moment, when he sees 'Love Sucks' graffitied onto the side of a building. (Again, something I could relate to) :)
I'm excited to see what direction the author chooses to take Seren and Calix in and especially the City, in book 3.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)