Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little
"Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be his bride.
The trek to the southern lands comes with heartache and danger, and as Jayden and Kadesh draw closer to their destination, she realizes that even he has been keeping secrets from her . . . ones that will change everything."- summary from Amazon
I absolutely loved this second book in the Forbidden trilogy and was so happy to finally read it- it took forever to come out! Little's prose draws you in so effortlessly and makes it hard to put the book down. Jayden's treacherous journey is compelling and full of twists and reveals. The romance between her and Kadesh is also beautiful to read. I cannot wait to read the final book in this series!
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