In the Recommended Reads section of the Suffolk Scribblings website (All is not quiet in the countryside), writer Dylan Hearn has written a review of Forbidden Alliance by Katrina Mountfort, the second book in the Blueprint trilogy.
Dylan describes this book as “very much a coming-of-age tale” from the perspective of 16 year old Joy. Having read and enjoyed Future Perfect, the first book in the trilogy (which he described as a “great dystopian satire”) he says that Forbidden Alliance is a “really interesting step change” which allows Katrina to add “more depth to what was already an excellent story”, adding that it is “an excellent middle book to the trilogy”. He says that Katrina’s writing of the love triangle at the heart of Joy’s story “captures all the earnestness and heartache of young love to the full” and will appeal to a YA audience. He concludes by recommending it to every fan of YA dystopian novels.
You can read Dylan’s full review on Suffolk Scribblings here.