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Children of the Lost by David Whitley
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Apr 05, 11

bookshelves: first-reads, young-adult
Read from March 27 to April 05, 2011

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway! So thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to read a new series! It took awhile to finally receive the right book, but finally got this one about a month ago. It was SO much better than the first in the series. It still took me awhile to read because something more interesting kept coming up, but once I got into it more I kinda wanted to finish :)

It was weird! In a mostly good way. I spent most of the book trying to figure out what is going on right along with the characters. I thought the characters were better developed from The Midnight Charter. I liked that they were older. I thought it was neat that Mark and Lilly seemed to keep each other grounded. They have a strong friendship and are always there to pull the other one back and to help them see what the other doesn't.

Everything seemed very strange at the beginning and very slowly throughout the book Mark and Lilly seem to make a little progress to reaching their goals. It started to come together and make sense, but we still don’t know what is going on and how it will all end in the next book.

I liked that the viewpoints switched from chapter to chapter and we were able to follow what was happening in Agora as well as along with Mark and Lilly and their search for truth. It has crazy villages, the Nightmare, witches, The Brotherhood, and the corrupt controlling societies all over the land. The show of Power and control in the villages was disturbing. It was creepy but intriguing. I thought a couple scenes seemed especially violent and wouldn’t call this a middle grade novel (not that I thought the first was either), but since the characters are older it seems more young adult. The one thing that bothers me is I don’t especially like how it is written. It is not easy to read for a ya book (for me anyway). I’m very glad I liked it as much as I did. I’m interested now and will read the next one to see how this trilogy ends!

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Jennifer I won this book here on Goodreads and received the first book in the series "The Midnight Charter" instead. Which was fine with me. So my review will be for that book :)

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