Where do I even begin?!
First of all, let me reiterate, THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE. DO NOT READ IT AS SUCH! No, I'm no being compensated to say that in order to sell more copies of the first book. I'm simply a fellow reader that has already swam the murky waters within this book and know that had I not had the backstory from the first book, I would have been BEYOND lost. Does that take away from this book and it's magnificence? No! It just means this is a trilogy (well, it will be anyway) that was meant to be read in its entirety and in order or release. Case closed. Nuff said. Moving on...oh, and there may be a spoiler or two if you keep reading without having read book one, so like I said, read it! (^-^)
Secondly, Rosie is back and better than ever...BOTH of them!
Confused? Yeah...it's a curious concept to grasp and without the one-on-one semi-demanded interview with a VERY unexpected character, a theory I may not have been able to fully understand on my own seeing as I don't generally swim in the science fiction style dramas. The dream mining that took place in book one? Yeah, we see a good portion of what they were REALLY up to here and also discover the fate of Rosie, one half at a time. That's right. The scary scene at the end of the first leads us right into what happens when one's conscious splits and each part fights for self-preservation. So now we have two Rosie's or rather a Rosie that looks like Rosie and a Thea who THINKS like her but isn't, yet is. Try to stay with me because it is SO worth it, especially when the bodily Rosie escapes her imprisonment from the oh-so-evil-you-want-to-hurt-him Berg. *grr* Things get really hairy along the way for BOTH girls, so much so that there's not only an escape but kidnapping, attempted murder, stalking, drugging, sneaky surveillance, and a disappearance along the way. That's not including all the feels cropping up for both Rosie's in regards to personal connections, re-connections, and utter hatred. Yes, lots of feelings to work through and an ending that will leave you gasping for breath.
All in all, it's definitely not a series suffering from a sophomore slump and it certainly serves as more than a bridge to carry us over to the third and final installment. We get to reacquaint ourselves with characters we thought to be lost, figure out who among those newbies introduced can really be trusted, and see just how it might be to be of two minds in a literal sense. I mean I've always heard it's okay to talk to yourself but if you start answering, then you've got trouble. I wonder how that holds up if the one doing the answering is OUTSIDE of you and in a different voice? *-*
Recommended read for Young Adult fans in their teens and beyond. It's one exciting read with fascinating scientific aspects explored AND questioned that'll leave you breathless...and ready for the final book in the trilogy. I know I'll be counting the days.
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