Everything Sad is Untrue
Sometimes a book ends, and you're never really sure how to interpret the ending. That was the case for me after reading the Compound, which you definitely have to read BEFORE you read The Fallout. I was pretty sure that Bodeen intended us to believe that the evil, crazy father, Mr. Yanakakis, wasn't dead, but when a sequel didn't follow, I started to doubt myself.
I just found The Fallout on the store shelves a couple weeks ago, but apparently it's been out for a while. The author wrote this in response to her many fans who kept asking what happens next. Bodeen ties up all the loose ends in a very clever yet believable way. The family moves to a new house, to avoid the media circus surrounding their reappearance, Eli, Lexie and their mom struggles to adapt to a world that has continued to exist for the six years they thought it didn't, and Eddy tries to get over the fact that his family isn't dead. Then some strange circumstances start to spook Eli a bit and he becomes convinced that someone is following them. He's determined to protect his family and do whatever he has to do in order to get back to some semblance of normalcy, but not every wants what he does.
Now that Celaena Sardothian has become the King's Champion, one would think that her life would get easier and in some ways, it does. She can now afford to buy whatever she wishes and she is free to travel about the castle without an escort. However, there are mysteries surrounding the castle that she needs to solve, and pursuing the answers may get her killed.
There are a couple new characters in this second book in the Throne of Glass series. I particularly enjoyed the witch, Baba Yellowlegs. I'll definitely be putting book three on our shelves.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
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