Going from the lap of luxury to an all-male war academy, wasn’t something that Kaitlyn Armistice ever imagined for herself. Trapped as a political bargaining chip between her government, the Nevan’s, and the Lynxan government, she finds herself in a scary new world at the Academy of Anguish. Struggling to control her fears, complete her assigned tasks, and to understand her attraction to her instructors, Kaitlyn forces her focus on succeeding. When success is finally within her grasp, will Kaitlyn be able to battle her way through the Academy of Anguish, hold on to a budding romance, and win the hearts of her people?
My life has been crazy and although I have read several of S.E. Isaac's books released before we connected, I had put off "Train to Anguish." I can't really explain why... maybe it was the fact that I wasn't really clear on what genre the book was or maybe the fact that I knew how personal this book was for my friend to write, but needless to say, I didn't read it for months. It just sat on my Kindle. Then, a couple of weeks ago I was on a plane heading out to Las Vegas where I was going to meet up with S.E. for a writing retreat of sorts. I began the trip writing on my iPad but soon decided that it would be easier to read. I flipped through the books on my Kindle carousel and finally noticed "Train to Anguish." What better book to read while heading out to see the author of said book.
As I delved into this unique world that appears to be a mesh of the current day United States and medieval Europe, I became engrossed in the life of the heroine of the story, Kaitlyn Armistice. This book is a coming of age, finding your place in the world, dealing with the ravages of war, coping with an abusive past, and finding love story. It really does have everything from laughter to fighting to stolen kisses. The characters were gripping and the world was mesmerizing. That was the best flight I've ever had as it flew by and all too soon we were landing. I started reading "Train to Anguish" and didn't stop until the last word - as I grabbed my bags and traveled to the hotel. And, when I reached that last word my first thought was, "Why the hell didn't I read this sooner."
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