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(The Last Thirteen #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  832 ratings  ·  60 reviews
This is where you die, Sam.

The nightmare is real and Sam must face his destiny. Will the chilling prophecy and the ultimate battle against Solaris come true?

Nothing could have prepared Sam for this terrifying new life as one of the last 13 Dreamers. From New York to Egypt, to Italy - the search for the rest of the last 13 will take Sam across the globe. He cannot do it al
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Scholastic Australia
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Feb 14, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
This series has such a cool concept (and awesome covers), and I love how it was marketed. I just wish it had been executed better. To me, the mark of a good children's book is that it can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, and no one is made to feel too old for it. But with this series it is so obvious that I'm not the intended demographic. The writing is so simple that it becomes tedious, and there's an abundance of "telling not showing" which usually doesn't bother me but oh boy, in this it did. ...more
Maria Carmo
In this second volume the story begun to "take off" and I enjoyed better this sequence than the first volume. Of course, one tends to get interested and then wonder about the characters and their adventures. Looking forward to the next one...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 10 March 2015.
Dinah Browne
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good, but the cliffhanger at the end is frustrating
Adele Broadbent
Now that I've read the 2nd in this series, I can see why it may be popular with the tweens (8-12yr old readers), but it is a little 'thin' for me and I would hate to think it becomes formulaic? However, for all the kids who feel safer or love being immersed in a series they enjoy, The Last Thirteen will definitely hit the spot. ...more
Parker P
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Last 13
James Clancy Phelan

The last thirteen is a very solid book series. The book has a lot of twists and turns. The book has all the original character plus one. The plus one's name is, Gabriella. Gabriella is a dreamer like Sam, Eva, and Alex. Sam and the others have to find we and get her back to the academy before the enterprise or Solaris. Gabriella is a teen pop singer who lives in Rome with her family. She has a dream of finding Sam and a book and seeing Solaris.

The theme of this bo
Abby Grace27
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Naomi Campbell
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
I am reading this whole series aloud to my 11 and 13-year-old kiddos this summer. We read through them pretty quickly. The kids love all the action. I'm not ABSOLUTELY LOVING this series myself, but the kids both actually are really into it, so we're reading on. I liked this one better than the first one, so maybe they just get better and better. There really is a lot of action and a bit of suspense. Right now we're not exactly sure who are the "good guys" and who are the "bad guys." ...more
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, 2018
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Sean Harding
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fast paced (not always good) filled with action (ditto) read that just passes you by and then you think did anything really happen. Second entry in the thirteen book series felt like it was padding a lot with chase sequences in order to ensure there was enough material for thirteen books. It wasn't bad but it really wasn't that brilliant and fairly forgettable. ...more
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was totally a wow!!! Are you kidding the twist of the story was amazing....I thought that it was Solaris all along but when Sam lifted the mask it was a deep shock for me.....I love how the writer adds in Gabriella, I did not know her at first (no offense) but it was surprising when I learnt about her. Its a really great book....I can't wait to see what happens in the third book!!! ...more
Joe Holman
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
So far the series is following the premise well and doing well in character development. I'm betting there will be a lot of redundancy in dangerous quests and narrow escapes as the series progresses. ...more
Dana Gisser
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ubam
This series isn't bad but it's definitely seeming to take me longer to get through them than I expected? The Impossible Quest series and Conspiracy 365 both seem to move at a quicker pace that holds my interest but I'm going to stick through this series ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can't Same just deal with all his problems. I am still mind-blown ...more
Anna Field
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The thrill continues. I read this one much faster than the first. Couldn't put it down. ...more
Bryson s
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a great and easy read and it was full of action and made me stand at the end of my chair reading it it is full of suspense.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
So I kept reading this series and it was all good.
Chloé Erwin
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! I didn't put the book down once lol. I legitimately kept reading this book after I was supposed to be asleep! I highly recommend ...more
Kristi Clemow
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Just can't get into it - I think it would a good series for a 4-5th grader ...more
Laura Smith
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoying this series! The second book was as exciting as the first. I enjoyed the addition of Gabriella and the Italian backdrop. Interested to see what happens with Alex too. Onto the next!
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
It’s such a good read it flies by. I’m blown away by how much I feel apart of Sam’s journey.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
A sequel with new possibilities. Let's see where this goes. ...more
Conan Tigard
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Last Thirteen: 12 is another exciting chapter in the life of Sam, a first teenager that has the ability to true dream. At the beginning of the book, he is the only one of last thirteen that have been found. His job is to find the other twelve, and they will save the world from Solaris. Not only must Sam try to avoid dark, shadow man that haunts his dreams, he must also evade all of the Enterprise Agents that are after him. After discovering who the second of the last thirteen will be, Sam, f ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
The second book in the thrilling The Last Thirteen multi-platform series by James Phelan. This book takes us to Egypt and Rome in the race against evil. The Dreamers and the heroes from the Academy are often separated so there's a lot more going on than there was in Book One. The two biggest story arcs are the protagonist, Sam, recruiting another Dreamer and Alex's being kidnapped by the Enterprise, thereby sparking a brainwashing/betrayal story arc that is sure to pay off in future books. Unlik ...more
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 4-not-on-shelf
Sam is one of the Last Thirteen - exceptionally talented Dreamers who are prophesied to save the world. Thirteen ended with Sam locked in battle with Solaris, who doesn't want the prophesy to come about, and Twelve picks up at exactly the same moment.

Whereas the earlier book was primarily concerned with explaining the prophesy, the roles of the Dreamers and who their enemies were, Twelve includes a lot more action and adventure. There are car-chases and flights in private jets galore, with Sam a
Jan 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon . Please head there for more in-depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.

Sam is still dreaming. For him, it is getting more difficult to tell the difference between dreams and reality. He's been stranded in several countries, including Egypt, but now it's his job to convince the 12th dreamer that she belongs with him.

Once again this is an action packed novel, story-focussed and story-driven. I don't think I spent a mi
April Barber
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Like the first book of The Last Thirteen, Twelve was fast paced. My daughter and I had a hard time putting it down.

The twist with Alex was not all that surprising, but I still hope he comes around. Who knows though, maybe he made the right decision and Sam is wrong. My daughter and I were able to have a lot of conversations about it, which is great.

The flow of this book was a little more interesting than the first. The chapters flip flopped between different characters so you could know what w
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Last Thirteen series is brilliant for tweens and young teens. It's funny, adventurous and Sam is a brilliant young character. Sam began the series as a normal teen, but quickly discovers that the nightmares that are plaguing his sleep, are visions of the future. Sam's parents are secret agents that aren't actually his parents. He's taken from school, kidnapped and now works for The Academy, an agency that helps nurture Dreamers such as himself. Thirtee
Brit McCarthy
I don't love these books exactly and I am a little beyond the readership, but I feel like I'm committed now to the series and I may as well see it through. If the writing wasn't so immature I might like them more but honestly I fly through them so quickly it's not that bad of an issue.

The last time we saw Sam, he was face to face with Solaris fighting for his life. It's not much of a surprise that he manages to get away with the Star of Egypt and continue following the dream sequences which come
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy the first in this series '13' and vowed not to read any more but as I was going to purchase a copy for the school Library (and wanted to see if #2 was appropriate) I was resigned to the fact that I'd have to give it a go.

To me, this series reads like a choose your own adventure - with no choice. It's shallow, brief and doesn't even attempt to offer explanations for implausible ideas. Such as the 'stealth suit' which is simply made of 'stealth fabric' and can change into anything
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Twelve is the second book in The Last Thirteen series by Australian author, James Phelan.
We continue to follow Sam as he tries to find the other dreamers. We cross more continents in this book, and we meet a new dreamer that I found very interesting. There was plenty of chasing and running and sticky situations to get out of. Like the first book, it ends on a cliff hanger too.

I am enjoying this series a lot and am looking forward to Eleven. The Last Thirteen is a perfect story for younger teen r
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James Phelan is the award-winning author of twenty-four novels and one work of non-fiction. He first studied and worked in architecture before turning to English/Lit, working five years at The Age newspaper, obtaining an MA (Writing) and PhD (Young Adult Literature).

Hachette has published his five geo-political thrillers: FOX HUNT, PATRIOT ACT, BLOOD OIL, LIQUID GOLD and RED ICE.

From 2010-2011,

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“The man in black from their dreams stood before them. This time Sam noticed the little white square at the front of his collar—he’s a priest! Gabriella said something apologetic to him as he protested, telling them off in Italian. But then Gabriella talked to him again, her tone soothing and calm, and he slowly nodded and replied, pointing down the corridor of bookcases from where he’d come. ‘What on earth did you say?’ Sam whispered, smiling at the priest in what he hoped was a winning way.” 0 likes
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