Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane. Suzanne Collins (Underland Chronicles #2)
The action and adventure continue for Gregor in this stunning fantasy from a rising literary star.
Gregor learns of his role in another Underland prophecy, yet he swears he will never return to that place. But his vow crumbles when his little sister, Boots, is snatched. Gregor knows it is a ploy to lure him to the subterranean world, but he gives in and heads back undergrou...more
Unfortunately, home life hasn’t gotten any easier for Gregor and his family. Economically, they’re still struggling and emotionally they’re still dealing with the mysterious happenings of Un...more
Suzanne Collins is a masterful author. The Hunger Games trilogy is a masterpiece. One of my most favorite books. I do believe that in a few years it will become a classic. When I was done with the Hunger Games trilogy with the release of Mockingjay I was thirsty for more books by her. So I decided to try her first series, the Underland Chronicles. When I opened the pages of Gregor the Overlander last year, I admit it: I was affraid. Not because it is a book that appeals to children, since I love...more
I ordered the third book before I'd even finished this one and I'm very glad I did - there's a few loose ends at the end of this one that...more
This book takes place underground where spiders are 6 feet tall, and cockroaches are 8 feet tall. Rats are 10 feet tall and are very scary. Gregor is sent for and goes down there once again...
The more I read of Suzanne Collins' books, the more impressed I am with her as a writer. These are Junior Fiction books, but the stories carry an emotional heft & maturity that is sometimes lacking in fiction written for tweens. (Ok, I admit to crying again in this one!) I love that the hero is faced with difficult choice...more
Great characters, particularly Gregor. He's realistic, but a good example for kids who read about him. I love seei...more
Gregor has been home from the Underland for only a few months, when he is forced to go back when his little sister Boots disappears. Gregor soon learns that there is another prophecy that he must decipher and fulfil...more
It's not quite as "adult" as the Hunger Games trilogy but I think that this series is so so so much better. You follow a boy and his sister as they fight rats in the Underland.
This book actually had me on the edge of my seat towards the end. AND it left off on a cliffhanger so I'm glad that when I found this book I got the next one in the series as well.
What I like about this book is...more
It starts out with this "White boy from modest circumstances must save exotic/magic world" vibe. Which isn't bad, because I actually like those types of books, but it seemed to be hitting all of the beats that a story in this genre has without being anything special...
White pre-pubescent male is spoken...more
Like the first book, this is an incredibly well-written MG (YA?) action adventure. It's a fairly dark series--there's a fair amount of death and suffering--but it's actually very engaging.
When I first read Gregor the Overlander I remember thinking that it was written for a very MG audience. I'm not sure if I've just read a lot of YA lat...more
I did not expect to like this one so much. Even though I had figured out most of the ending, I still was blown away by SC's writing ability. Okay, Gregor isn't as awesome as Percy Jackson, but he's still such a neat character. Well, mostly I just really like Boots (and Ripred). Boots's language is SOOO 2-year-old. Fun. The only problem is, she speaks exactly like she did in the first book, which took place 5-6 months ago. Hmm. I will pay attention to her speaking abilities in the next book.
I stopped for dinner then picked the book up again and was finished by 7.00. Once again I had powered through it, swept...more
Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little...more
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If death was life and Death life reaped,
Something rises from the gloom,
To make the Underland a tomb
Hear it scratching down below,
Rat of long forgotten snow,
Evil cloaked in coat of White,
Will the Warrior drain your light?
What could turn the Warrior week?
What do burning Gnawers seek?
Just a barely speaking pup
That holds the Land of Under up
Die the baby, die his heart
Die his most essential part
Die the peace that rules the hour,
Gnawers have their key to power”