Range + The Magpie Bridge by J.A. Huss
Two years have past since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that's not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.
Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiralling out of control.
There is only one partnership that matters anymore -- only one person she can trust and take direction from -- and only one way out of the Hell she's been sentenced to.
Junco is tired of fighting and death. She's had enough and this time she means to end it -- once and for all.
WARNING!!! If you have not read book 1,2 & 3. DO NOT READ ON! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS (and you won't be able to understand most of it anyway lol) and by the way, look at that cover!! (wolf whistle, can't do it in real life)
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU J.A. HUSS???
I stayed up all through the night until 3 o'clock in the morning and my eyes were pouring out like a river. I cried so hard throughout the story and now ... I just want to kill the author. But I can't because I love her too much for writing such an AMAZING SERIES and I also need the fifth book.
Range is the fourth instalment of the I Am Junco series. It continues after when Junco was taken by Inanna (for those who decided to carry on reading, you would have NO idea who Inanna is) and Junco was trapped inside a morph tank in Gad-knows-where. Inanna changed her, changed her into something else.
Now Junco's life is taken away from her. All the people she loves taken away like a ripping piece of paper. I feel so frustrated sometimes when Junco is trying to explain everything to Tier, Lucan, Gideon and everyone but they didn't listen. They were all so concentrated on bringing up the Djed Pillars that they didn't even acknowledge Junco's cries for help (you have no idea what the Djed Pillars are? Read book 1,2 & 3).
Sometimes I feel confused. No, A LOT OF THE TIME I feel confused. Yes I understand that Junco gives her trust to Gideon because he had been there all her life, but what the hell does she sees in him? (according to Tier, I deserve a trip to the beach for saying that. LOL)
This storyline is a very complicated, but it is very interesting. Once you start reading, you can't stop. Some parts of the story are quite confusing, but then it makes sense when you get to the end.
For me, the characters in here are quite annoying at the beginning, but then I understand that they just want to save their planet. Tier (still as hot as usual, swoon) is angry at Junco for losing their 'baby' when he doesn't even know the truth, and then he takes it out on her because he was angry with Lucan also. That really made me angry, but then I couldn't bring myself to stop reading.
Everyone lies to Junco, and I get that they want to protect her since she's like their little sister, but she now had enough. Now, the only thing she's concentrated on doing is kill Inanna -- and she doesn't care if she brings both worlds down with her.
Again, I feel everything that she was feeling. I felt her pain, her anger and all of the emotions going through her head and heart, ripping her to pieces until she only has one piece left. I feel her desperation, wanting to just die and lye in peace or maybe go to Hell. She doesn't care, she just wants to give up. But the thing that broke my heart the most and made me break down right there in front of the computer was that, Junco was already in Hell. I'm not going to explain any of that because then the whole story would be given away.
I cried many times. The tears were just pouring down my face. And the thing that made it worst was that I was listening to The Rope by Hurts (everyone should know that they are my favourite band). Here's a video:
This song made the story even sadder and I cried so hard.
Now on to The Magpie Bridge:
After reading Range and after screaming 'F*ckkk' in my room (excuse me for my poor language), I went straight to reading The Magpie Bridge.
What surprised me the most though, was the fact that Tier wasn't even worried about what's happening to Junco in the Djed Pillar. Then I figured that everyone was angry at Junco for betraying their plan. But they didn't know what was going on until the dissipation happened (again, you have no idea what I'm talking about if you haven't read book 1, 2 & 3).
I was torn inside, heartbroken as Tier went to look for HOUSE. What made it sadder was that HOUSE was just a kid. And she went through all of the pain that Junco went through.
As Tier looked after HOUSE, I felt so sad that I decided to cry (again). Here's a little spoiler on why I cried:
"I turn to HOUSE. 'Annun is a friend of Junco's, he'll watch ya so you can build down by the water, ok?'
She shrugs and begins bossing him around, telling him to take some pails and shovels, and then proceeds to drag him down to the water by the shirt. To his credit he follows and doesn't even balk. I watch her for several minutes, smiling, before I realize that I'm still standing in the middle of the cabana.
'You're a natural, Tier.'
I look over at Lucan as I take my seat and grab my beer again. 'A natural at what?'
'Fatherhood,' he says. 'It suits you. Really, it does. It comes easy. Not like me.' He stops and I figure we're both thinking about his attempts at parenting."
Now, if you had read book 3, you would understand why that was so sad. HOUSE isn't Tier's daughter, but he looks after her like she is. Now when I got to the end, I had a full-blown tantrum after reading the last sentence. Tears kept pouring out and I couldn't stop.
I would give you a bit of spoiler but then everything would be spoiled. So, no I won't.
I love this whole series, and after finishing The Magpie Bridge at nearly 4 o'clock in the morning, I had to message J.A. Huss straight away to ask if there was going to be a fifth book, and she said YES!!. HOLEEE CHRISTO!!!
Turns out the fifth book will be out on the 2nd of December (US or UK I don't know). I am definitely putting the date on my IMPORTANT DATES notes, and I am definitely hanging around for the blog tour of the fifth book if there is one. I wish I'm going to be a host but......depends. Still have school and all that stuff. Oh how much I want to be Junco so I don't need to go to school. LOL. But no, Junco feels so much pain that I think I might kill myself before feeling all of it.
Anyway. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FIFTH BOOK!! Now, I just need to go beg my mum to buy me all four books in paperback/hardback. Wish me luck!
J.A. Huss, I FREAKING LOVE YOU!!