Return of the Continuums (The Continuum Trilogy #2)
Publisher: Turner Publishing
Release Date: November 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Reaching the surface was just the beginning.
As Myra and her friends set out to find the First Continuum, they must navigate a hostile landscape and even more hostile inhabitants of other continuums with their own ideas about the future of human race. In the pulse-quickening sequel to “The 13th Continuum,” the young heroes must make an unlikely ally if they are to survive long enough to reach their destination and learn the secret behind humanity’s destruction and the hope for its survival.
While I definitely enjoyed this installment in the Continuum Trilogy, it didn’t quite grab me the way book 1 did. I suppose I didn’t feel like I got the character growth and answers to questions I was hoping for in book 2. Now don’t get me wrong, this is certainly time well spent, and there are moments of gorgeous writing just begging to be highlighted and shared. However, and I try not to have too many expectations, but the first novel set the bar a bit higher than this one reached. I’m hoping that in the third piece of the puzzle, more things will become clear and we’ll feel like we learn some truths and personal history for our two main characters and their various cohorts. At the least, I would like to see their hopeful journey continue to express some meaningful beliefs about the greater good and what freedom truly means. As well as survival adventure and sweet romance, such as we’ve seen so far. I like that this doesn’t really fit into any one genre only, and that even though there are predictable points we’re still surprised along the way. Aero still annoys me but it’s not his fault. I bet he’d be cute enough to get away with it IRL anyway.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Brody’s debut novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The book is the first in a trilogy and will come out in Spring 2016. She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She lives and writes in LA.
After studying film and graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development. Highlights include working for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films and The Golden Compass. In 2008, she produced the feature film Make It Happen for The Weinstein Company. Her recipes and articles have appeared in xoJane, Fox News, Parade Magazine, Whole Life Times, and Meatless Monday, and many other publications.
She is an alumni of the Sirenland Writers Conference, where she studied with Meg Wolitzer, and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, where she studied with Victor LaValle. She recently completed a 3-week residency at The Lemon Tree House and has been accepted for a residency in Spring 2016 at the Helen R. Whiteley Center, run by the University of Washington.
She founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors with 400 members. She’s also a mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation. In Spring 2015, her mentee’s script was picked out of over 900 scripts for the Glee Big Show, where it was performed by the cast of the hit Fox TV show, and in Fall of 2015, her mentee’s script was chosen for the Biggest Show, where it was performed by Jack Black and Leslie Mann.
Prize: Win (1) of (5) copies of the RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS by Jennifer Brody (US Only)