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Reviewed by Anna Smith for Readers' Favorite
Maya Rising (Last Call for Caviar) (Volume 2) is the second installment in a dystopian series by Melissa Roen. American Maya Jade is trapped in the south of France, trying to survive the dark apocalypse around her. She’s been reunited with Julian, her estranged lover, and the two flee to what they hope is the safety of the French Alps. But once again Julian is pulled from her grasp. When Julian’s trail requires a trip south, Maya hires two retired soldiers to guide her through the Alps in her search for Julian. The Alps are filled with self-serving militia, slave traders, and thieves, and is nothing like the fancy Riviera lifestyle Maya was used to in the first book of the series. In pursuit of Julian, Maya encounters another of her ex-lovers. Abdul is charming but dangerous, and Maya must use everything in her willpower to resist him and finish her quest to save Julian.
Maya Rising is a sizzling, steamy story with action, adventure, and intrigue. Maya is a strong heroine. She is well-written and easy to root for. Roen did a nice job of creating a world that is frighteningly believable. She wrote characters into this world with the toughness and fortitude to survive. Maya Rising is a survival tale, but hope is also encountered in the story’s pages. I love the way the story is told. It is dark and scary at times, funny and witty when comic relief is needed, and sweet and sappy just when I’ve had too much darkness. Roen did a really good job of balancing the elements of her story.