Wow. Mind Blown.
I read this book only when I was at home. You see, I read even when I'm in a public vehicle, but for this book? Nope. I didn't. I didn't bring it with me outside the house because I wanted to savor it. I wanted to take it slow because really, this book is a journey. You can't skip a single sentence. I was actually kind of sad that it ended!
That's alright, I still have the third book!
Okay.. now for the review..
I can't believe that a person can envision a world such as this. I promise you, their world is awesomesauce!!! I mean, it's not the pretty-sparkly kind of world, but man oh man, it's definitely something. It's like watching a movie! I even had popcorn with me twice while I was reading this! HONEST!
The story picks up right after THE LOW ROAD's ending. Matt and Becky have to go on their different journeys to save their family and possibly save the world. There were so many, AND I MEAN MANY, obstacles in those two journeys, like a getting caught by humans, a stalker with a broken arm, a gambling group, a family fight etc. In spite of all that happened to them, they still pushed through, that's for sure and that's something that you gotta admire in both of them.
Matt is still the little hot headed hero from book 1. He's learning more control in this book and he's learning how to trust more. Too bad he hasn't perfected screening the people he should/shouldn't trust yet. Anyway, aside from his bad judgment regarding trust, Matt is actually on his way to become a reat hero. I like him because he cares. I really hope that everything he does would be appreciated and realized in the third book.
Becky, on the other hand is learning more about self reliance. She had to fend for herself other people in this book. For a girl with such a young age, she has done so much. I hope she gets to learn more in the third book.
The other characters are so effective in this story. Some of them, like Tuava Li makes me so angry with her two faced decisions. Tomtar is adorable as always. I love him and his willingness to help. I'm still in doubt with characters like Stefan. I'm looking forward to what the third book offers when it comes to the extra characters. Who will stay good and who will go bad? That seems to be the main question.
I love how Matt and Becky have grown. They were just little kids in book one. They only thought about themselves, but here? In this book, they thought more about others. It's all oh so good because I can see the change in them with every word in the book.
This book will actually make you cringe, laugh, be frustrated and be aware. The ending will definitely made me want to read the next book right away!
Onto the next book I march!