Review of “You Won’t Know I’m Gone” by Kristen Orlando (digital arc)




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



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.


My Thoughts:


You Won’t Know I’m Gone starts off right after book one ends.  Reagan is in trouble for going rogue and now has to try out to become a Black Angel.  She is no longer guaranteed entry.  The majority of the book takes place at her training camp where she makes some new friends.  Luke also ends up there after Reagan gave up hope of ever seeing him again.  But he became a target to Torres, so he decided to try out and see if the Black Angels would be a good fit for him.  He also wanted to be with Reagan.


Reagan is out of shape and angry about everything that happened.  Losing her mom made her sad, but it mostly made her want revenge.  She is determined to kill Torres, even if it means going rogue again.


Reagan’s new friends, Cam & Anusha end up helping Reagan try to keep an eye on what is happening with Torres.  Especially when she finds out that he wants her and is targeting anyone around her.


The pacing was just as good as book one.  Reagan’s attitude was annoying at times, but everyone grieves differently.  I was hoping she would grow more as a person and stop thinking about herself first all the time.  But maybe in book three?


I gave this one 4 stars.  It wasn’t without it faults, but it was a fun, fast paced read.


I received a copy from netgalley (wish for it) for review.



Expected publication if January 16, 2018 by Swoon Reads.


Did you read book one?  What did you think of it?  Will you be continuing with the series?






Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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