Author: Donnielle Tyner
Genre: YA Dystopian/Science Fiction
Length: 66 Pages
Release: January 2016
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
This novella follows Kian, one of the main characters of the Caelian Cycle. Throughout the first two novels Kian has been somewhat of a mystery. Pieces of his history have been revealed, but I never really felt like I knew where he came from. This novella delves more deeply into his past, giving more insight into why he showed up in Lost.
Throughout Redeem we get to see Kian grow up, in a way. He's running from mistakes he's made, trying to find a way to survive in a world where he thinks nobody cares about him. He becomes a bounty hunter, but has a hard time facing the consequences of some of his cases. Then he starts delving into cold cases, going under cover, and helping others find closure. He finally feels like he might have a purpose.
While I did really enjoy this novella, I feel there were a few things that I didn't quite understand. Maybe it's because it's been a while since I read Lost and Bound, maybe it will be revealed in the next book, I don't know. I do recommend this for those who enjoyed the first two books in the series. It explains Kian's role throughout those books a little more than either of them did, since we aren't limited to Sadie's perspective and are instead inside Kian's head.