My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very good follow-up book. I almost want to say I prefer it over its predecessor, After the End. I think I do. So much happens in this one, it's kind of bonkers!
If you have not read the first book, there will be spoilers from here on.
So, this sets off right where the last book ended (which is awesome, so many 2nd books start off in left field...this was very straightforward), Juneau and Miles have been tracking down her clan, but now Miles has been put in a life-threatening situation, he must undergo The Rite. He is becoming like the members of Juneau's clan, only he is going through this transition younger than what they do. Juneau is concerned he will not survive....obviously, he does. Miles is her "oracle", he guides her in ways he himself doesn't even understand.
When they discover where Juneau's clan is being, a whole other host of problems and worries arise. How in the world can 2 teenagers save a whole clan from such a well-guarded, high funded place?
Why is this person holding out for Juneau to come to the clan (and him)? what does he want from her? Who can she trust? Of course, Whit comes to make his case and plead with Juneau to. Who does she trust? It appears even her own father has spun a web of deceit. And, what of Miles' father? He's not going to just let his son (and secret ingredient) walk away!
Whew. This was fast paced. I plowed through it! I enjoyed it. Some of the issues I had with book 1, seem to be resloved....like Miles' voice (it seemed so cheesy in the last book, and not like what a teenage boy would say), it was much better for me this go round.
Pretty good. And, the ending sets us up for a nice road trip if there is a 3rd book!
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