This is the second book in The Testing series and while I really appreciate that it begins with very little "review" of book one, it does mean that those who don't remember the first book clearly, need a reread before they commence the sequel.
Cia has no idea who she can trust and who she can't and that contributes significantly to the tension in the story. She has a recording of what she wants to remember about the Testing, but there are unanswered questions that cause her extreme distress. She continues to be a strong, intelligent, resourceful character who encounters adversaries and obstacles everywhere.
I enjoyed reading about her Induction (hazing on steroids) into Government. I felt it had a similar feeling to the Testing without being repetitive. There is a bit of a cliffhanger to the book, but I didn't think it was all that dramatic. I will definitely be stocking book 3 on our library shelves. As I mentioned in my review of book 1, I really feel that for Hunger Games fans (the real readers - not the ones who jumped on the wagon after the movies), this series is a great choice. It's a much harder read though imho due to the intrigue and politics and number of cha.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.