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Return of the Continuums

(The Continuum Trilogy #2)

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Reaching the surface was just the beginning.

As Myra and her friends set out to find the First Continuum, they must navigate a hostile landscape and even more hostile inhabitants of other continuums with their own ideas about the future of human race. In the pulse-quickening sequel to "The 13th Continuum," the young heroes must make an unlikely ally if they are to survive l
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Turner
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Carlos
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a sequel. The first book in the series is "the 13th continuum " , so far as I have seen not a little people have read that series which is a shame as I think this trilogy is one the best YA trilogies out there ....and you know there are a lot to choose from out there .... if you love that book , then you will certainly love this one ...is a continuation from where the story ends on the first book, we get more character development and unlikely allies and long forgotten enemy returns ... ...more
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
The Continuum Trilogy Bk #2 - 3.5 stars...

In this second book, Myra and her friends from the underwater 13th continuum are trying to rendezvous with Aero and his friends from the 2nd continuum from outer space. Once they landed on the surface though they encountered a number of obstactles and hostile creatures that hindered their meeting...

Honestly, there were parts of this story I really liked and then a few parts -not so much. I enjoyed the second half more so then the first but I was dissapoi
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Edna Axelrod
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have any interest in science fiction, young adult literature, or dystopian fiction, this is your book. This is the sequel to a strong first installment of the Continuum Trilogy. This series has been roundly praised for its "world-building," and it's easy to see why. The author constructs not one just one world, but at least three, and they all seem complete and believable. The engaging young heroine and hero struggle through numerous challenges and some of the scenes are real nail-biters. ...more
T.R. Horne
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brody does it again in the second book in The Continuum Trilogy. Myra, Aero and Seeker rendezvous in deserts, mountains and the deep underground cavernous city of The Darkness of the Below. In the beginning of the book, all the main characters are separated and slowly making their way to each other. I enjoyed the thought process that Brody must have gone through in order to weave so many different storylines and locations together. There were some areas in the book that lend itself to "larger th ...more
Ksusha
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I tell you one thing - this trilogy is so good!
I love everything about it: the world, characters, atmosphere, plot etc. The idea is amazing and I can't wait to read the last book!
I liked how the relationship between Myra and Aero is changing after different events. I like the unexpected plot twists, which made me happy, angry, scared and so on. We finally got more details about The End and the first continuum, and what was actually the point of everything happened. Some thing are still not
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Nadia Zeemeeuw
Mar 09, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am still on this drug but to be honest the whole part with the Seventh Continiuum is terrible. I also can add to the list of the most annoying things Myra's endless wining and her transformation into hysterical and not adorable character, lack of elementary logic and cheap plot twists. I even consider not buying the third book but I am too weak in my addiction. I've left with only hope in the third book will be more bearable, more like the first one.
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With Return of the Continuums Jennifer Brody takes readers back to her action filled Continuum Trilogy. Myra and her friends from the Thirteenth Continuum have reached the surface, but have no idea that their actions have sparked a revolution. Captain Aero Wright, now banished from the Second Continuum, is struggling to keep Vannick from detecting them on the surface while also trying to understand the power of the Beacon.

Return of the Continuums introduc
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Michelle Grondine (travelingbooknerds)
A wonderful second installment in the thrilling dystopian sci-fi Continuum Trilogy, Return of the Continuums, picks up right where The 13th Continuum left off. Myra Jackson, her little brother Tinker, and her friends are on The Surface of the Post-Doom earth, and are on their epic quest to find the First Continuum. We also check in with Aero Wright and his companions from the Second Continuum, who are also on their way to the First Continuum as well.

One of the many favorite things I have of thi
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Michelle Grondine (travelingbooknerds)
A wonderful second installment in the thrilling dystopian sci-fi Continuum Trilogy, Return of the Continuums, picks up right where The 13th Continuum left off. Myra Jackson, her little brother Tinker, and her friends are on The Surface of the Post-Doom earth, and are on their epic quest to find the 1st Continuum. We also check in with Aero Wright and his companions from the Second Continuum, who are also on their way to the First Continuum as well.

One of the many favorite things I have of this
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Danielle Urban
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Return of the Continuums by Jennifer Brody is a great YA dystopian novel. It continues off where the first novel left off. A bunch of teens working together to finish a quest. The obstacles that await them are challenging. It kind of reminds me a little of Star Wars and the Jedi. They have lost a lot of people for cause that may or may not win. Loss, grief, struggles, war, and survival are themes found in this book. Only two characters hold the burden of survival on their shoulders. Determined, ...more
Eliot S.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Brody, when do you find time to sleep, or eat for that matter. She's done it again in a brilliant sequel to her debut, The 13th Continuum. I found it fascinating how the human genome and society could devolve like it did inside the 7th Continuum. But quite a few books follow the "no electricity : no society" theme, although the 7th had a few other disasters helping it along. It was also interesting to see how, well, sterile the Earth had become after the Doom. Aside from that, the novel keep ...more
Amy
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another awkward middle story. This one borrowed just a bit too much from Lord of the Rings for my taste. One of the characters was a very blatant Gollum rip-off. Just not as good as book 1. I hope book 3 brings it back around.

This review is in exchange for a free copy received from the publisher.
Ally Renell
Enjoyable sequel, if a bit predictable. I definitely want to read the conclusion and I hope it will answer all my questions about the history of this world and the continuums. Myra's indecision about the boys she loves feels a bit contrived. The situation with Aero makes sense, with the beacon maybe artificially confusing her feelings, but her mood swings about Kaleb don't feel realistic. There are times towards the beginning where she seems almost repulsed by him but then all of the sudden she' ...more
Meredith
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
Not NEARLY as good as the first one but still a great read. It picked up considerably halfway through and really tugged at my heartstrings. However, the first couple of chapters dragged a bit and I was disappointed to see Myra so focused on her intimate relationships as opposed to worrying about herself. But all in all it was fun and scary and much, MUCH darker than the first book and despite its flaws, "Return" has me eagerly awaiting the third and final installment in Brody's "Continuum" trilo ...more
Deborah Shadovitz
Jennifer Brody had me hooked on the first book of this series. I was so hooked on the first book that I read it in full on an iPhone 5S screen! For the Return of the Continuums I read in luxury — the paperback.

Return of the Continuums didn't disappoint. The worlds, characters, and story, all grew and continued to surprise me. It was hard to reach the end and not have the 3rd book to pick up.

It's YA and I think works well as a YA book. However, I'm well passed being a Young Adult and I read and
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Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
This is not a book that could be read as a standalone novel. The book jumps right into the action following Myra and her friends as they search for the First Continuum. It picks up with the same characters and the plot line exactly from The 13th Continuum. Each chapter is told from the point of view of a different character. We get to learn a lot more about the world that the characters live in. We also get a much better picture of how everything is related.

I loved how we get to learn a lot mo
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Return of the Continuums feels very much like a filler book, with whole parts not really adding to the story so much as giving our characters something to do. I kept wishing that the last part of book 2 had been the ending of book 1 - it would have gone a long way toward softening the abruptness of the first book and the ennui of the second. Admittedly, I was also wishing for more surprises - the story ticks off all the
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Kester Nucum
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
See the full review and more at www.lilbooklovers.wordpress.com!

DISCLAIMER: I received a free electronic review copy from Turner Publishing and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I have also won a free physical copy of this book in a giveaway hosted by Shelf Pleasure, and I also have received book swag from the author Jennifer Brody herself. This will not affect my review.

Rating: 10/10 stars

Return of the Continuums continues the story of Myra Jackson of the Thirteenth Continuum and Capt
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Kristin
As I wrote in my review of #1 in this series, I wish I could remember where I first heard about it so I could thank/credit the source/person. I plowed through this installment in one day as there is plenty of action and well-developed characters to keep me reading. Now to wait for the final installment.
Online Eccentric Librarian
Return of the Continuums feels very much like a filler book, with whole parts not really adding to the story so much as giving our characters something to do. I kept wishing that the last part of book 2 had been the ending of book 1 - it would have gone a long way toward softening the abruptness of the first book and the ennui of the second. Admittedly, I was also wishing for more surprises - the story ticks off all the marks for a decently written book but it never seems to elevate the parts in ...more
Just Commonly
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Her mind was made up. There was no going back now." (220)

If you've read my review of Jennifer Brody's The 13th Continuum (review linked), you know I was enthralled by it, especially the world-building aspect of the story, and by the author's writing. I was very excited to read The Return of the Continuums, book 2 of The Continuum Trilogy, but I had to hold back, not wanting my over-eagerness taint any type of false expectations. That was absolutely silly thinking. The Return of the Continuums w
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Stacy Fetters
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Liking... Made you weak. Missing... Made you weak. They made you die."
Received an arc from Turner Publishing for an honest review.
This picks up right from where the last one ends. No sugar coating and not pulling any punches. It jumps right to the destruction of the Continuums. Doom was quite the evil mistress and ruined life as we knew it.
After Doom was detonated, Myra and her friends lead out to find the First Continuum. With her Beacon leading the way, she has a dream of Aero helping her f
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Dana
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WARNING! SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!

The second book in the Continuum Trilogy delivers in a major way. In this novel we find our heroes on a barren planet, devoid of life and in search of the 1st Continuum. And if that wasn't bad enough, their rations are low and their spirits lower. It's only made worse when Myra and team stumble upon survivors of the 7th Continuum - who've not fared so well in their post-Doom hiding place deep within the Appalachian Mountains.

While Myra contends with a host of unsavo
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AK Mama Reads
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
While I definitely enjoyed this installment in the Continuum Trilogy, it didn't quite grab me the way book 1 did.  I suppose I didn't feel like I got the character growth and answers to questions I was hoping for in book 2.  Now don't get me wrong, this is certainly time well spent, and there are moments of gorgeous writing just begging to be highlighted and shared.  However, and I try not to have too many expectations, but the first novel set the bar a bit higher than this one reached.  I'm hop ...more
Beth
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my 1st book I have read written by Jennifer Brody ... I feel I wish to read Book 1, now that I have read #2, 1st. I wonder if I will be more informed or what? has any one else read the 2, 1st like me? I love her style of writing. New author to me, Loved it ... must read. what are your thoughts? ( :
Brittany Miller
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the second book in this creative series. Once again, the more I read in this series, the more it reminds me of the CW show The 100. The story lines are similar, but still enough of a difference to want to read. The characters in this book have very strong personalities and you feel very connected with them and what they are going through. I definitely recommend this book and can't wait for the final part to come out next summer.
Genevieve
After the first book of the series, which I thought was quite good, this one was disappointing. Not much happens, the new character feels like a direct rip-off of Lord of the Rings' Gollum, and the prose is fairly weak with frequently-repeated words and phrases ("the door slurped," e.g.). There were also glaring and regular typographical errors, which irritated me. While I will read the third book in the series, this one was a step in the wrong direction from the first.
Fredrick Danysh
After a professor develops a weapon that will destroy the Earth's surface, he and a small group of professors start twelve secret colonies. The offspring of these colonies will emerge in a thousand years to repopulate the surface. But things go awry and only a small percentage survive to struggle for their survival on the surface. A good read from of Goodreads.com.
Alexis Helms
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teens and fans of YA dystopian novels
Jennifer Brody thrills again in this dystopian YA novel. To read my complete review click here: https://booksbetterthaneverythingexce...
Suzanne LaPierre
Reviewed for School Library Journal.
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Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. Return of the Continuums and The United Continuums (July 11, 2017) complete this epic trilogy. She is a graduate of Harvard University, a creative writing instructor at the Writing Pad, a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation, a member of th ...more

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The Continuum Trilogy (3 books)
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