undying: book review

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Title: Undying

Author: Amie Kaufman & Meghan Spooner

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Pages: 384

Buy: Book Depository (affiliate), Booktopia

Synopsis: 
Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship and reeling from what they’ve learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity’s greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.

The earth’s fate rests in Mia and Jules’s hands in the epic conclusion to New York Times best-selling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s tomb-raiding sci-fi duology.

My Review: 

(Thank you to Allen & Unwin for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This in no way affects my thoughts or opinions of this book.)

This review is well overdue and I have no one to blame but myself. It’s not that I hadn’t read the book, no, I finished the book at the end of last year. I just suck at finding the time to sit down and actually write reviews, so here I am, like three weeks after I actually finished the book. I apologie in advance if this review sucks because my memory also sucks and therefore I am going to struggle to recall my thoughts for this book. So if you’ve come for a very detailed, in-depth review, you are most definitely in the wrong place, my friend.

But anyway, let’s attempt to actually review this book now, shall we?

Let me start off by saying that I was so excited when I opened my mail and this was there waiting for me, I mean the first book (which I also reviewed and you can read here) was so much fun so I was just as excited for the sequel. And I did enjoy this book. It started off where the previous book left off, and to make it that much easier for those of us who have god awful memories when it comes to books (*cough* me) Amie and Meghan provide us with a recap of the first book on the first few pages of the book. I mean, this was a damn godsend for me since I read the first book over a year ago and have the memory of a goldfish, and I am now expecting (more like hoping) that every sequel comes with this useful information from now on.

Anyway, moving onto my thoughts on the actual story. Like I said, I did enjoy this book. Mia and Jules were such fun characters to follow and I really loved their story and relationship. I also really enjoyed the plot of the story, and how everything wrapped up in the end. Honestly, it kind of freaked me out because the whole premise of Earth becoming a wasteland and humans trying to find other planets to survive on seems like a very likely future for us, let’s be real. But let’s not get into that because I don’t want to ramble any more than I already have.

Although I did enjoy it, unfortunately, I felt like this one fell a little flat. I mean, it was still enjoyable and I really loved the two main characters, but it was just missing the adventure and the mystery that I loved about the first book. This book felt a lot slower, and although a lot of it was necessary to understand the story, there was a lot of information dumped on us that was a little overwhelming and took away from the action of the story.

Overall, I think Undying wrapped up the duology nicely. It was fun and the characters were awesome, I just wish it had a little bit more action and adventure like the first book.

Actual rating: 3.5 stars

4stars


Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

Until next time,

danielle

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