A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2) by Sarah Harian

Posted September 14, 2014 | 18 Comments

A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2) by Sarah HarianA Vault of Sins
Author: Sarah Harian
Series: Chaos Theory #2
Published by: InterMix
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Even though she’s escaped, twenty-two-year-old Evalyn Ibarra is anything but free. She’s desperate to return to a life that no longer exists, but prying reporters continually draw her back into nightmarish memories, using the tabloids to vilify her. Bad press is the last thing she needs during the trial of the year: the case that she and her fellow survivors staked against the Compass Room engineers. A case that could terminate the use of the inhumane system forever...

But in her dreams, she is still locked in that terrifying jail.

When she wakes, someone is trying to communicate with her in secret, through strange and intricate clues. As Evalyn follows their signs, she uncovers a conspiracy that goes so much deeper than her own ordeal. A dangerous intrigue that only she can bring to light. One that will force her to work with the one person she doesn’t want to see.

The person who owns her heart...

A few months ago I read and enjoyed The Wicked We Have Done, a cool horror/science fiction/thriller type of book. I was curious to see what the author had in store for us this time, and see how A Vault of Sins would play out.

I was conflicted when I finished the book. I didn’t dislike it or anything, but I didn’t love it either. There were certain aspects of the Compass Room that bothered me, so I needed to sort it out and discuss it with someone (Thanks, Liz & Kim). I got what was going on, but something just felt off about it. I did start to feel better about it after a while, though.

We discover more about the Compass Rooms and how they work, but we also discover that there’s a lot more going on than people could even imagine. Some seriously effed up stuff.

I absolutely love the connection between Evelyn and Valerie. When those two were together, that was probably my favorite part of the book. I can’t help it, I love a good friendship.

The romance with Evelyn and Casey continues with some ups and downs, but what I really liked is how she questioned the ability to find love so quickly while in the Compass Room. I think the answers were wonderful, especially the one Valerie gave.

The inclusion of the message board posts was a great touch. It let us get an idea of how the public felt and was responding, in a clever and creative way.

This book gave a lot more information, and in doing so it brought up more questions. Some were answered, but some were not. I thought this was a duology (with a novella), but with the ending of A Vault of Sins, it seems there will be another book. At least I hope so.

When it all comes down to it, I do like A Vault of Sins despite my initial conflict. Not as much as the first book, but still.

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18 responses to “A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2) by Sarah Harian

  1. Shame you didn’t like it as much as the first (still sounds good though) even if it does give you some answers and leaves you with more (so yeah, better be a third book or I’m not reading the series, haha)

  2. I love, love, LOVE the covers for this series! They’re so creepily beautiful and the colors just make me want to reach out and grab them:) It’s a shame this installment didn’t work quite as well for you Christy, but I’m glad after talking it over with other book lovers (the best thing ever) you were able to come to terms with certain aspects. Lovely review!

  3. I’m so glad you had friends to talk this one out with. That’s definitely helped me process my feelings more than a few times. And I’m glad you feel better about the story in general. I hope the next book comes soon!

  4. First, I have to say that I love the way all the covers go together. They are pretty kick ass. Its a shame that this one left you wanting something more. I do know what you mean though. Sometimes it is worse when a second book leaves you conflicted after having really enjoyed the first book. I don\’t know if this is the series for me. Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  5. I know what you mean! I love book discussions so much, and having friends or bloggers to share notes and insights with definitely gives the reading experience more dimension and character. In any case, I hope I get to have enough time and motivation to read and finish the first book soon. I have it but I can’t seem to muster any urge to start it >_<

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  6. I really don’t like it when a book leaves me with a thousand questions at the end. It makes me very frustrated. :/
    I’m not too sure if I want to start this series as of yet. I know people really enjoyed book 1. It’s a shame this wasn’t as good as the first for you.
    Great review, Christy. I hope the last book will be better for you.

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