Review of Melted Tears by Annabelle Blume


Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Release Date: August 2013

Two lovers face off against a government determined to keep them apart. It’s only brave if it’s hard.   

After a decade of being alone in the wilderness, Cressenda is still adjusting to life with the man of her dreams. When Beckett hatches a plan to break her parents out of The Affinity prison work camps, Cressenda must make the biggest sacrifice of her life; trading her freedom for her parents’. Cressenda’s fortitude is tested at every turn, from surviving the conditions of West Fallen work camp to believing in Beckett’s dedication to their plan and their love, even when it looks like all hope is lost. With the help of a unlikely ally, Cressenda learns to stop fighting against her fears and embrace the power of fighting for her dreams.

Will trusting Beckett to take down The Affinity be the ultimate show of faith or a fatal mistake?

My Review:

Melted Tears is the second book in the Outlier Chronicles that takes place in a dystopian future. For the survival of humanity, the tyrannical government, known as the Affinity, matches men and women for the strongest DNA combinations. Falling in love with someone who is not your match is strictly prohibited.

I had the great fortune of reading  Frozen Heart and Melted Tears back to back, and I highly recommend both books. I was fully ensconced in the world Blume created and fell in love with the characters and the world. The romance between Beckett, the Affinity guard, and the independent Cressie, lit the pages on fire in Frozen Heart. So I was thrilled to see them again in Melted Tears.

In Melted Tears, Cressenda and Beckett return to the Affinity to help Cressie’s parents escape the brutal work camps they have been sentenced to. I enjoyed the world and the characters Blume created very much, and loved the themes of trust and betrayal that infused this story. Blume’s vivid descriptions quickly pulled me into the world and I found myself drawn into Cressie’s struggles, believing the same things she did, and hoping things would work out for her, when it seemed like they never would.

Melted Tears is a luscious read, and fans of romance and dystopian sci-fi should snatch this book up as soon as they can. I for one look forward to reading much more of Annabelle Blume in the future.

About Annabelle Blume:

_MG_5498-2Annabelle is a Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy Romance author, that is, when she’s not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.

Her Sociology degree has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle’s unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.
She’s also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at, where she expounds her knowledge of being a vixen clad in sweatpants.

A serial book monogamist, Annabelle is deeply devoted to the literary love of her life until the next amazing book falls into her clutches and she obsesses anew.

Annabelle’s official author page

You can reach her on Twitter @AnnabelleBlume and stay up-to-date via her author Facebook page.

3 thoughts on “Review of Melted Tears by Annabelle Blume

  1. kimbacaffeinate says:

    The Outlier Chronicles are new to me, but I love dystopian novels with a blend of science fiction. Forbidden romance is always a welcome addition. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the cover is gorgeous!

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