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Published by Penguin, Razorbill Genres: Science Fiction
Source: the publisher
OMG BENSON I have no idea what to call Tavia’s aunt and uncle since their names change halfway through the book for reasons, but I wish… THINGS. AGH. It’s so hard to talk about this book because it’s so action-packed in a way that would mean spoiling if I said too much about certain characters.
Loved the running, the cute (tiny bit of romance… don’t believe the front cover), and the Sci Fi and mythology. The Earthbounds are so neat because instead of just plain ol’ living forever at the age of 17 or some other excuse, they are reborn, but have similar faces. I thought that was pretty genius especially for the diligo idea. That’s the couples that are meant to be together forever. Which is a big part of the series story arc thing. Or at least one of Tavia’s big dilemmas.
I didn’t know how to feel about this one because so much stuff is going on and Tavia is getting kind of overloaded with all of the information. It’s a BIG story though with lots of things involved. It’s in a way that keeps the plot moving as we learn ALL THE THINGS!
Earthquake gets really science-y with Tavia helping find the vaccine for the virus that has been spreading throughout the Earthbounds.
I felt like we were never really given any reason to like Logan. There’s this undying admiration for Tavia, but other than that, he’s just a loyal lap dog. I felt like in Earthbound we really got to know Benson. I did LOVE Thomas and Alanna. Give ‘em a minute. I mean, really. GIVE THEM A FREAKING MINUTE. *closes the door*
Daniel was a mix of President Snow and Caesar Flickerman. I really don’t know how else to explain him other than… You know that uncle you have that can be kind of mean but sometimes he says nice things? That’s Daniel. But you always feel like he’s gonna kill you. Hopefully your uncle doesn’t think that about you. Also, his plans with the virus don’t really make sense until near the end of the book. So, there’s that.
Just as good as the first book. It’s edge-of-your-seat but in a slightly different way than the first because instead of running away from the scary people, Tavia and her friends have to work with people who are slightly scary.
This book definitely leaves you wanting more of this story and wanting to know how Tavia will save the world.