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The Hunt for Dark Infinity (The 13th Reality #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  8,482 Ratings  ·  316 Reviews
Its been a quiet summer for Tick, Paul, and Sofia, but the latest message from Master George changes everything.
Hardcover, 446 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Shadow Mountain
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Mar 29, 2009 Candi rated it really liked it
I was so right, this was even better than his first book The Journal of Curious Letters. I find I really appreciate the mid grade fantasy books based mostly in reality where the kids figure out mysteries and bravely fight in adult battles that span over a series of books. I discovered this with Harry Potter J.K. Rowling and it wasn't a single phenomenon, I like the Fablehaven series Brandon Mull and now the 13th reality series James Dashner is following in that same vein. This is all super excit ...more
Oct 01, 2015 Reagan rated it it was amazing
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Tommy Hancock
Jan 27, 2015 Tommy Hancock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was better than the first book, and unless Dashner dropped the ball towards the end, I think I may end up liking this series more than his tiny, not well known Maze Runner series.
Mar 19, 2009 Jenn rated it it was amazing
The Hunt for Dark Infinity is the next book in the 13th Reality Series, and sequel to the fun and adventurous first book, The Journal of Curious Letters. It fulfills the creative promise and inventiveness that that first book began and, I think, betters it. The Hunt for Dark Infinity takes up the story of 13-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom who, previously, had been introduced to the concept of the "Realities" - alternate versions of the world as we know it - and recruited as a "Realitant" - ...more
May 11, 2010 Rachel rated it it was ok
Atticus or “Tick” and his friends Sofia and Paul are back to adventure in this second book of the 13th Reality series. Atticus, Sofia and Paul are spending the summer recovering from their journey into the different realities when they receive another letter from Master George telling them there is a new threat to the survival of the different worlds. Instead of being transported to meet Master George, the three teens have a run in with the evil Mr. Chu who forces them to wear a device that allo ...more
Sep 25, 2009 Garrett rated it it was amazing
James' writing is getting better and better.

I enjoyed the first book, but I felt it dragged a little bit and the writing wasn't the best.

This time, I got into the book much more. It was a fun and easy read.

Setting: We get to see lots of different realities and Chu Industries. James has some fun insights into the various realities.

Plot: Tick and his friends have to stop Chu from making everyone insane with his dark infinity machine. They get help from some old friends, new friends, and even an ol
Jul 14, 2009 Heidi rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book continued the story started in book one quite nicely. Tick, Sofia and Paul are kidnapped by Reginald Chu from the Fourth Reality. They are put through a series of tests and riddles that they have to figure out. The consequences for failure are deadly. Master George's team is scrambling to figure out where Tick and friends are while trying to cure a plague of viral insanity that is impacting many of the realities. Throw a Mistress Jane trying to turn over a new leaf and be nice into the ...more
Nov 01, 2016 demonslayer666 rated it really liked it
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Since I enjoyed James Dashner's The Maze Runner series so much, I figured that this series would be worth a try- and I was right. I absolutely loved reading this, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes action, friendship and heroism. This book had me on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time I was reading it. The characters were fun to read about, although in my opinion, the two most intriguing characters had to be Sato and Mistress Jane. It was extremely difficult to put it down ...more
Oct 09, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
I thought The Hunt for Dark Infinity was amazing! It was exciting, and moved fast - there wasn't very much exposition. I liked that this book gave some minor characters from the first book a bigger role. I enjoyed the way everything worked out, although the end was pertty monumental. Especially for Tick. I loved this book, and would recommend for any fantasy lovers.
Jul 10, 2014 Reihane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: english-books
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Casey C. 6
Oct 13, 2016 Casey C. 6 rated it really liked it
13th Reality Hunt for the Dark Infinity by James Dashner is a book that takes place in 13 different realities. Three friends, Tick, Sofia, and Paul, get notified that they are having a meeting for the Realitants, a group of people from all the realities set on protecting them. While waiting to get winked, a form of transportation to get from reality to reality, to the base they get kidnapped and winked by someone else without them knowing. The friends go through a series of tasks over a period o ...more
Oct 05, 2016 Landon rated it it was amazing
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May 26, 2015 Joshua rated it liked it
I have a good, healthy respect for James Dashner’s not inconsiderable talent, but even I have to concede that he definitely dropped the ball occasionally in the writing of The Hunt for Dark Infinity. The second book in a series isn’t usually a good one. This is not the case for The Hunt for Dark Infinity. Technically. But while the second book in the Thirteenth Reality series helps develop the characters, even the main antagonist, it does so at the expense of a coherent plot, making it merely go ...more
Brianne Hansen
Feb 26, 2017 Brianne Hansen rated it really liked it
James Dashner DEFINITELY knows his audience!!! This book shows off his amazing talent for writing! It is a fun, unique, and quirky book. Yes, I said quirky. It is probably the weirdest thing that I have ever read. If any other author had to write a book with this plot, they would fail miserably. Dashner makes it too much fun to NOT read! :D
Mar 05, 2011 Jenny rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading the 13th Reality, I didn't know what to expect. I knew what the story was about from the summary. But other than that, all ideas were either closed off or left wide open. I knew that I should expect a story about a teen boy who has to figure out riddles and learn secrets about the universe and almost life itself, but not like how it was written. This is good. Why? Because it leaves so many doors for the reader to open. What I also love about the series, is that it is ...more
Psh, forget the Maze Runner series with the seriously messed up government and freaky, insane people, go to the other series of the Dashner Dude. The sci-fi, quantum physics and dimensions, DROP DEAD HILARIOUS series, The 13th Reality.

Seriously, James has outdone himself on these books.

He's taken quantum physics (which the name alone makes me cringe and think of fussy science teachers), and mixed in a couple things to make a FANTASTIC read.

-Adventurous and spunky teenagers that tot
Aug 12, 2010 Janeen-san rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kendall, Nick, Ari, Evelyn, Shay
Tick, Paul and Sofia's summer has been quiet, hot, and uneventful. That is, until an otherworldly device called a Spinner arrives...with a long awaited message from Master George.
The three friends then set off on other momentous adventure--but not all goes as planned. They were supposed to be winked to Master George's headquarters, to help solve the mystery of the millions of people all over the Realities who are going insane.

But instead they find themselves winked to many different and deadly
Feb 18, 2017 Debby rated it really liked it
I listened to this as an audio book. I like it but not as much as the first. I wasn't going to read the 3rd book but this one left me hanging and I think I have to now!
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The Hunt for Dark Infinity
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in the dark infinity Reginald Chu, famous inverter in the Fourth reality plans to change the fabric of the realities and start over in his image.

Characters: tick,pro Sofia,pro Paul,pro Reginald chu,ant mistress Jane,ant.

in the book dark infinity, Tick just came back from his last adventure gaining mistress Jane's barier wand. but at the same time is still trying to find out this mysterious power he just recently discovered. it all starts out when Paul and S
Keith Robinson
Mar 21, 2012 Keith Robinson rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in the series, and this one, The Hunt for Dark Infinity, was equally good. At first I wasn't sure as the first few chapters seemed a little forced, especially when it turned out that Tick and his friends would have new riddles to solve. What, the same thing again?

But when it got going, I was gripped. Again. As with the first book, and all of Dashner's Scorch Trials book, I had to carve out some special reading time during the day, something I hardly ever do. I loved it! In
Jennifer Wardrip
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This book begins with Tick, Paul, and Sofia getting a message from Master George that the realities are in danger.

He tells them that they need to meet with others to decide what must be done. Instead of going to Master George, as they should have, they are sent to another reality all together. They believe that Master George has sent them on a series of tests in different realities with deadly traps all around them.

Mr. Chu, from the Fourt
May 14, 2009 Jenben8426 rated it really liked it
In the second of The 13th Reality series, Atticus, Sophia, and Paul are together again and find themselves facing a larger problem in the realities than their previous adventure. Something is causing people to go crazy in other realities and Master George believes that the evil Reginald Chu from the 4th Reality is behind it. As the three friends meet back up with old characters--Mothball, Rutger, Sato, and Master George, and begin another mission and another adventure they must find a way to pas ...more
Jul 18, 2010 Carol rated it liked it
I loved the first book in this series that I read earlier this month (the jouranal of curious letters) and would heartily recommend it to youth and adults. This second book was a good book so far as action goes. It would be very appealing to young readers. With that said, there is definitely more violence in the second book so would not recommend it to young children (you define what that means.) It again exemplifies courage in children and the ability to draw on reservoirs of strenth in times o ...more
Feb 08, 2009 Sheila rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. This story is about 3 friends--Tick, Paul, and Sofia--and their adventures as members of the Realitant team. This is the 2nd book in The 13th Reality series. Tick, Paul and Sofia solve riddles they believe are sent by Master George, the leader of the Realitants, as further tests on their worthiness to belong to the Realitants. Actually the riddles are sent by Reginald Chu, the evil alterant of Tick's science teacher Mr. Chu. As Tick and his friends solve the riddles they get ...more
Joseph Perkins Jr.
The 13th Reality (#2) The Hunt For The Dark Infinity by James Dashner was an excellent follow up sequel to The Journal of the Curious Letters. Steeped with action and adventure from start to finish. Our lead character Atticus (Tick) Higginbottom and his friends Sophia and Paul have returned to their regular lives, and await news from Master George. Once they receive their latest message the consequences and repercussions could be fatal. What ensues is a race through unknown realities on a quest ...more
Mar 01, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, middle-grade
“The boy stared at his world gone mad.”—begins the second book of the bestselling 13th Reality series: The Hunt for Dark Infinity. The malicious Reginald Chu has devised a way to infiltrate the minds of people and creatures alike—controlling their thoughts, speech and actions.

New Realitants, Tick, Sophia, and Paul, must find a way to penetrate Chu’s destructive creation before he gains control over all the Realities. But they are at the mercy of Chu’s test—as they are winked from one reality to
Aug 07, 2009 Steph rated it liked it
A good, solid second book in this series. There were parts in this book that I liked better than the first book but also some things that I didn't like as well. I thought that the author's writing style improved and that he got away from a lot of the stupid metaphors that he had used so frequently in the first book - although there are some in this book still, it was not anywhere as bad as the first book. I thought that the author struggled some with the telling of the story though because there ...more
Just Me
Feb 11, 2010 Just Me rated it it was amazing
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Kino Kino
Jan 18, 2017 Kino Kino rated it it was ok
Unlike the first book that overreaches with impossibly idiotic claims, this one more or less has no need for it anymore as the world has already been established. There remains to be a problem though, the author is still in a habit of using "I don't know how, but I know." or "It just happened." Characters suddenly changing without reason or motivation or knowing things that they can't have known. It's particularly stupid. Well it's ok for kids, could have been better I think. The characters are ...more
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James is the author of THE MAZE RUNNER trilogy and THE 13TH REALITY series. He also published a series (beginning with A DOOR IN THE WOODS) with a small publisher several years ago. He lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains.
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The 13th Reality (4 books)
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“Ah, dude," Paul said. "What if they beam around like in Star Trek?"
Sofia snorted. "I'll be sure to ask Dark Gator if I see him."
Paul burst out laughing; Tick held hid laugh in pressing his mouth closed.
What?" Sofia asked.
What did you call him?" Paul asked.
Dark Gator."
Man, oh, man, you are too good to be true Miss Italy, too good to be true." Still chuckling, he walked towards all the people. "I think I see a restaurant up there. Let's check it out.
Sofia looked at Tick, her eyebrows raised.
It's Darth Vader," he whispered. "And he's from Star Wars, not Star Trek.
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