Saturday, November 5, 2016

{Blog Tour} Return of the Continuums (The Continuum Trilogy #2) - Jennifer Brody (Review)


Return of the Continuums (The Continuum Trilogy #2)
by Jennifer Brody
Publisher: Turner Publishing
Release Date: November 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Rate: 4/5

Synopsis:

One thousand years after a cataclysmic event leaves humanity on the brink of extinction, the survivors take refuge in continuums designed to sustain the human race until repopulation of Earth becomes possible. Against this backdrop, a group of young friends in the underwater Thirteenth Continuum dream about life outside their totalitarian existence, an idea that has been outlawed for centuries. When a shocking discovery turns the dream into a reality, they must decide if they will risk their own extinction to experience something no one has for generations, the Surface.



This is not a book that could be read as a standalone novel.  The book jumps right into the action following Myra and her friends as they search for the First Continuum.    It picks up with the same characters and the plot line exactly from The 13th Continuum.  Each chapter is told from the point of view of a different character.   We get to learn a lot more about the world that the characters live in.  We also get a much better picture of how everything is related. 
 
I loved how we get to learn a lot more about the individual characters and really see their personalities take form.   I loved Myra as a character, we get to see her strength and loyalty grow throughout the book.  We also get to see her make mistakes and grow even stronger.  I loved getting to see her interact with other characters as well as reading about her from different perspectives in the book.  I also love her brother Tinker I feel like he is way beyond his years in his knowledge and he really brings out the best side in people.   I feel like I would love a Tinker standalone novel or even chapters told by Tinker.
 
This story takes place mostly in the present tense, but we do get a lot of flash backs into what happened to some of the continuum's.  The author did a great job showing how humanity evolved during the Doom.  We also get a lot of details pieced together towards the end of this book.  There is still a large amount of questions and I will be reading the next book in these series because I need to know how it all pieces together.  The author does a great job with leaving you wanting more while you are reading. 
 
I loved how the author really brought a whole new world to life in my mind.  The details the author gives really help to create pictures in my mind of what the author is thinking about.    
 
Things I didn't love was some of the details in the book I felt like the author could have went into a little more detail.  I felt like some of the science details we were getting quickly and I could sort of picture what the author was talking about, but still had questions.  I felt like this book was a very fast paced nature and I would have liked the author to expand more upon some of the details so create a clearer picture in my mind. 

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I felt like the story had a lot going on and it took a lot more of my focus while I was reading.  Science fiction is generally a harder book for me to follow so I like when I have more time to digest the novel.  Also, there was a lot of suspense so it made me keep wanting to read.
 
I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.




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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.





2 comments:

  1. Ooo, I do love YA science fiction! I'm glad the series is going well and that you enjoyed this one for the most part. It's great that you liked it despite not usually enjoying science fiction.

    Wonderful review! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!! I think I might need to expand and try more science fiction!

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