The Grim Alliance: Review

The Grim Alliance, Infidel books #2: Angela R. Watts

This book was a great follow-up to The Divided Nation, and left me in even further suspense. I can’t wait to see where Angela goes with this series in the future! I recently reviewed the first novel in the series, and was super excited when I saw that Angela was holding a blog tour for this new release! I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you!

Five stars

Prose: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5


Similar to before, the prose was very well done. Angela does a wonderful job of handling a large cast of characters and still making their voices unique.


Agh! Last time I was hoping for more Simon and Rene… that’s definitelyf what we got! I loved their relationship, and how some of the hardships they went through were handled.


I still can’t quite keep everyone straight all the time, but the main cast of protagonists were much easier to identify this time around. I love everyone’s character development, and there are certain characters that I just want to have happy endings! I’m trying not to be very spoilery, but everyone has grown so much since book one. Especially in the faith aspect for some of them!


This series continues to be so complex and well thought out! Usually I can predict novels fairly easily, but I continue to be surprised by both the characters and Angela’s decisions plot-wise.


I cannot wait for the next novel in the series! I am thrilled to see this series continue to grow and it’s really an amazing novel!


This is a somewhat dark dystopian novel. Some of the things characters go through are pretty scary. There’s a lot of mentions of shooting/killing/people dying, usual warfare. Some assassinations. Mentions of girls being raped (does not happen on-screen, treated as wrong) Some mentions of how sexual assault is considered ‘okay’ by some of the other men (treated as wrong by main characters). Mentions of drinking/getting drunk (treated as wrong). Mentions of poisonings, of pregnancy/having children, plus some people who get seriously injured.



The Second Civil War storms through the crippled US and winter brings nothing but disaster. West Johnston has earned his mafia father’s trust while searching for hidden answers: why are the UN leaders being assassinated, and why can’t the killers be found? If West can’t stop the Union from attacking D.C. in their last attempt to win the war, how can he stop his father?

Springtown remains one of the few townships left standing amid the tyrannical rule. Another group of gangsters prepare the town for winter. Rene’ Fisher is torn between fearing for her boyfriend Simon’s life and the upheaval taking place in Springtown. Can her father keep the town at peace? Will God have mercy on the allegiance the town must form with an unlikely candidate in order to survive, or will Rene’s home burn like the rest of the world?

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE GRIM ALLIANCE steps into a war-ridden nation where bleeding for what you believe is the only option for those determined to win. But with faith, can even the bloodiest hands be made clean?


Author Bio

Angela R. Watts is a Christian fiction author who strives to glorify the Lord in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler living at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, though with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. She’s been writing stories since she was little, but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.





US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.

1st place: paperback copy of The Grim Alliance and bookmark.

2nd place: ebook copy of The Grim Alliance


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