REVIEW w/ EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Undone by Wendy Higgins

Unknown Trilogy Book Three; Not a standalone

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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins, brings you the gripping, sensual conclusion to her apocalyptic trilogy.

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen, marred by one ugly fact; it’s under enemy control. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been captured, and it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the only precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.



Thrillingly chilling, Undone absolutely nailed it when it came to bringing the anxiety, the danger, and the intrigue to this tale, and gave a satisfying conclusion to the Unknown trilogy. After the unforeseen twist ending in book two, the fear for what it would mean for our beloved characters was palpable, and there was a distressed feeling between its last page and this first one. And it was brilliantly deviant to bring half of our characters into enemy territory and inhabit that world, to bring a side of this war we hadn’t gotten any glimpses of before, almost humanizing the opposition in a time when you thought your mind was already made up.

With so much to fit into a final chapter with this much build-up, it wasn’t surprising that it never lulled and was just as jam-packed as each installment before it. Splitting the story between Amber and Remy, two women so opposite one another, gave such depth to what each character had to offer. Remy has had her challenges on this journey, and to see her finally gain a bit of spotlight, to find her strengths when her confidence had always been so low, and to bring out her inner warrior was amazing to witness. Being scared for her but witnessing her brave shots in the dark was powerful, but altogether stressful. I couldn’t have imagined, back in book one, this would be where both of these women would end up, but it worked. Each chapter played so well with the one after it.

Undone was an edge-of-your-seat read; one that scandalized your own feelings about the enemy, that brought out conflicting wants for bloodshed, and that played with your emotions of the possibility of forever. Sci-fi isn’t a genre most read when thinking of the romance genre, but there was such a payoff for the risks this author took to bring this story to life. For a story about war and a world stripped of its conveniences, it gave a beloved tension-filled romance, a powerful friendship of two women, and a rag-tag group of fighters with heart, all in one riveting series.



Remy and the Senator

As he neared, I gathered every ounce of bravery to ask, “Senator?”

“Yes, Ms. Haines?” He stopped three feet from me.

“I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or be inappropriate, but I’d like to know.” I swallowed and he waited patiently. “Why don’t the Baelese allow casual touching?”

I could hear my heartbeat in my eardrums.

The Senator put his hands in his pockets, and I tore my eyes away from his forearms.

“That’s a perfectly understandable question. It’s a major difference between our cultures. My people have much thicker skin than humans, over ten times thicker. And in our skin we have more nerves and nerve endings. A simple touch is not so simple. The smallest brush of a hand across our skin can drive us to distraction. It makes us want more. Do you understand?”

Literally, all I could do was nod, because at some point during his explanation, I swear he moved closer. Not close enough to touch, but close enough to make us both overly aware. It wasn’t until my eyes darted in the direction of the doors to check for the guard that the Senator grasped the back of his neck and took a step back, looking away from me and back out at the obstacle course.

“And that is why it is better to leave touching for mating. No other time.”

“Oh.” My heart went crazy inside me.

I heard the little devil of Linette on my shoulder, pushing me to do something or say something seductive. Now, you idiot, while the guard is out of sight! It was hard to be sexy on command.

My voice trembled a little. “I thought maybe it was because it was unpleasant. That you didn’t like being touched.”

“No, Ms. Haines.” He looked straight at me now. “We like it too much.”



Unknown Trilogy Book One

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Unknown Trilogy Book Two; Not a standalone

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Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

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