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Talker 25 #2: Invisible Monsters

(Talker 25 #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In this sequel to Talker 25, which Publishers Weekly said “packs a significant punch,” Joshua McCune once again keeps readers on the edge of their seats with a gritty and masterful reimagining of popular dragon fantasy set in a militant future.

Set in a not-too-distant future where dragon wars have shaped society, the battle between the dragon resistance and government
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Greenwillow Books (first published April 21st 2015)
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5 out of 5 Stars

Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune
Talker 25, #2
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
(An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Advanced Reviewer Copy provided by the author

I would like to thank the author for providing me with an ARC of Invisible Monsters for an honest review.

I had been searching for a cool dystopian book for awhile, and Joshua has a way of filling all my needs in this series. I get the struggle of the dark battle, the
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Quick & Dirty: Despite some periods of horrible confusion, this gritty, gorgeously written novel kept me on edge.

Opening Sentence: When I asked Colin to teach me how to shoot a gun, I should have considered the consequences.

The Review:

I remember, when I read Talker 25, being confused. I remember going along with the novel and hoping that eventually it cleared up for me, and then eventually giving up. Nevertheless I could appreciate the fast paced nature,
Rebecca Veight
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually 4 1/2 stars. Goodreads, you need to give us half stars for reviews. This book is even more devastating, harsh & nailbiting excting than the first one. Melissa is broken after the reconditioning, and as much as she wish she couldn't she must finally choose a side. I love the beautiful friendship that has evolved between Allie, Baby & her.

Melissa is knocked out in this series more then Hood on Banshee. You may get aggrivated with some of her choice's and want to kick her in the
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fantastic book! Really great sequel, and yeah, I really, really want the 3rd book now!
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rollercoaster ride of emotions. Can't wait for next book.
Aimee McCollin
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Stacy Books
So, this book... was rough for me. I'm not at all surprised by the great reviews it's received on this site; it's written well, there's plenty of action and dialogue, but I just couldn't.

It honestly took me two ROYAL meetings worth of time (almost 5 months) to get through this book. I read it so sporadically that I'm not sure I remember most of what happened. A LOT happened, too, so it was hard to follow anyway. You absolutely need to have read the first book (which I did read, in a more
Kathy Martin
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The action and the violence ramp up in this sequel to TALKER 25. Melissa has finally escaped the secret government facility that tortured and brain-washed her into calling dragons so that they could be tortured and killed on a popular television series Kissing Dragons. When she escaped, she took another young talker with her. They also managed to free a couple of dragons. They have been hiding out in Alaska.

When they are discovered by the Dioletians, Ally is taken and Melissa is determined to do

Actual Rating: 4.5/5

Ohmigosh this was such a beautiful book. I mean, the cover is awesome by itself. And dragons? Dystopia and dragons? That's, like, the best thing I've ever read!

There were a few problems, though I have yet to check it with an actual copy. As beautiful as it was written, some parts stuck out to me as... I don't know how to explain it- awkward, maybe? They were a bit choppy in writing and I can't help but say that
Emily (Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories)
I don't even know where to begin with this book! There are plenty of new characters, new dragons, and, of course, new twists! I liked how it gave insight on how a dragon could practically brainwash the talkers, changing the way they think and act. I found a few scenes hard to follow, which made me question what was happening later in the story. I enjoyed the humor between the characters and the roles that each of them brought to the story. I didn't hate James as much as I did when I finished the ...more
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My series review for Talker 25 (first two books): Talker 25 and Talker 25: Invisible monsters, are part of a science-fiction YA series by Joshua McCune. It was definitely a unique concept, and it delivered its promised action. I give it nine stars, and recommend it to fans of The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Read more on my blog
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-dystopian
McCune does it again: makes you think while ripping your heart out of your chest and making you beg for more.

Believe me, I don't not usually go for this kind of thing.

When I recover myself, I will write an extended review on my blog and post a link here.

Can't wait to see how this all wraps up in the final book of the trilogy.
Dec 30, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-new
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
much much much better than the first book!
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't care for it especially the character of 25. However, the ending was powerful and that garnered the two stars.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Way better than first book but seriously...cut off at the ending...not even cliff hanger just an abrupt sentence...after all the brutality and switching of loyalties...argh!
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dude. Seriously. Dragons.
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Oct 27, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-release
Expected publication: April 21st 2015 by Greenwillow
Eric Smith
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Oh, how I love this series so so much. Super underrated. It's REIGN OF FIRE but YA, you guys.
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