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Starley's Rust by J.B. Dutton
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really liked it

This is the second book in the Embodied Trilogy, so in order for it to make any sense, you have to read the first one, and trust me, that's a really good read. The second book is as well; it's fast-paced, keeps the attention, has a great, suspenseful plot that ties in well with the first book but spins everything off in a different direction, and pulls in a lot of cool mythology while at the same time getting a great "alien" vibe in.

Character development is great--we continue to follow the struggles Kari has to deal with as she searches desperately for the mother that everyone else insists is dead, and the new character, Starley, is great. Quirky, mysterious, funny and sad, he brings a great dimension to the story.

Some parts of the books have great suspense, while some deal with issues all young adults can relate to: the fickleness and confusion of love, the need to break the rules and do something extraordinary, the sadness and desperation of losing a loved one. It's never preachy though, and always fun. There are some spots in the book that weren't as polished as the rest, but this is a solid second novel in the series. It manages to answer questions left over from the first novel, while leaving us wondering what will happen next.
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January 10, 2015 – Shelved

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