Return of the Continuums (The Continuum Trilogy #2)
Publisher: Turner Publishing
Release Date: November 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Reaching the surface was just the beginning.
As Myra and her friends set out to find the First Continuum, they must navigate a hostile landscape and even more hostile inhabitants of other continuums with their own ideas about the future of human race. In the pulse-quickening sequel to "The 13th Continuum," the young heroes must make an unlikely ally if they are to survive long enough to reach their destination and learn the secret behind humanity's destruction and the hope for its survival.
I'm not going to lie, I almost wanted to throw this book in my DNF pile. After the abrupt ending of the first book, I expected a lot going into the sequel. What I got instead was a book full of up and downs, and cliche like tropes. But in the end, I'm more than happy for sticking around. And I'm not saying this wasn't action packed or fast paced, it just fell under the second book syndrome.
We are introduced to people that had survived the Doom. That in itself was pretty interesting. I liked seeing Myra and gang navigate their way into the world that they only ever heard about. Surviving is obviously a must and get will do whatever it takes to do so. The characters somehow were able to weave their way into my heart by the end of the book. Something I didn't think would be able to happen.
Overall, I think you'll enjoy this book if you're into science fiction, dystopian, and post apocalyptic books. Character development and plot are always a must, and although the story sometimes struggled with that, I think in the end, the author was able to hook me. I will be picking up the third book once it has come out because I have to know how the story will ultimately end.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After studying film and graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development. Highlights include working for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films and The Golden Compass. In 2008, she produced the feature film Make It Happen for The Weinstein Company. Her recipes and articles have appeared in xoJane, Fox News, Parade Magazine, Whole Life Times, and Meatless Monday, and many other publications.
She is an alumni of the Sirenland Writers Conference, where she studied with Meg Wolitzer, and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, where she studied with Victor LaValle. She recently completed a 3-week residency at The Lemon Tree House and has been accepted for a residency in Spring 2016 at the Helen R. Whiteley Center, run by the University of Washington.
She founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors with 400 members. She’s also a mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation. In Spring 2015, her mentee’s script was picked out of over 900 scripts for the Glee Big Show, where it was performed by the cast of the hit Fox TV show, and in Fall of 2015, her mentee’s script was chosen for the Biggest Show, where it was performed by Jack Black and Leslie Mann.
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