Ahoy there mateys . . .
the fallout (S.A. Bodeen)
This book is the sequel to the compound. I was not completely satisfied with the first book for many reasons. However I still wanted to give the second book a read, and I found it was much more to my tastes then the previous one. The first half of the book was especially hopping. The relationship between the siblings is one of the stronger things about this novel. I enjoyed seeing how the Eli and his family are adapting to their new life. With this novel some of the ideas were much more interesting than the plot delved into. It has the same “problem” as the first book being short at 328 pages and not seeming to have time to delve into the interesting ideas that the author sets up. Also some of the plot twists were kind of predictable. That being said, I definitely enjoyed this duology. The series could end here but well the author wasn’t necessary planning a second novel either when she wrote the compound.
As she indicates in her acknowledgements at the end of this second book:
But when it comes down to it, this book would not have happened without the readers of The Compound. All the letters, e-mails, and the students I met in schools and through Skype all wanting to know: What happens next? You finally persuaded me that I needed to know, too. I hope you like what I found.
I liked what she found. If the author writes more I will certainly participate in the next adventure.
Now normally I would post a summary of the novel here. But as this is a sequel where the summaries online basically tell the plot, I am skipping the summary so you can find out what happens for yourself . . .
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