Here are my favorite sequels- and I’m usually quite wary of them, as they tend to disappoint me. So if you haven’t read these…get to it.
As good as the first book, it continues the character development (even though in-plot time has elapsed several months) but also has a completely different plot progress than the first book. I generally expect stories in a sequence to follow the same basic structure, but this one did not and I was so impressed by that.
When an author uses the second book to turns things on their head, display the very real consequences of those characters’ former actions AND includes pirates….well, I’m in love.
I read it in three days. This did have some second-book issues but it also did a wonderful job of highlighting character transitions from adolescence into adulthood(ish), while maintaining that constant sense of peril.
But really, this whole series.
This wasn’t as heavy as the first book, but it’s always nice to see a character’s assertions get shifted. Haven’t we all been there? Plus, the subject of brain injury comes up, and other subtle, highly impactful themes.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What’s your favorite sequel ever? (I ask because I keep avoiding them, and I really shouldn’t….)
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