The Cover I wasn't really attracted to the cover when I first saw it. They could have placed more emphasis on the Hanging Garden and made it more beautiful. But, im no artist, so I guess they think it was more fitted to use this particular cover instead.
The Story Three words. I. Love. It.
You know an author is doing something right when you just have to stay up late at night to finish a book. And that's what I just did. And I crave for more.
The second book took off where the first one left. Confusion. But that was after our three heroes undergone a process of revival after the taxing quest they've just gone through. That and the fact that Marco vanished with the single object that they've risked their lives on. But like any great friends, they showed little to no sign of doubt towards him. With the support from the Karai Institute, Jack, Cass and Aly went looking for their missing friend.
I must say, the whole story intrigued me. I enjoyed every adventure they had as if I was with them. I had a lot of questions going on and some of them were answered in this book. Some. Then new ones came popping out at the end of the book. It feels like I'm in this cycle of never-ending venture of learning and finding out answers. Teehee. It was kind of confusing at first but Mr. Lerangis gives the readers a rundown of what has happened so you'll never be lost story wise. And the ending. I just have to say, I think I saw that one coming. I mean, the possibility of it all. It was a bit obvious from the clues given. But it still surprised me. Makes me wanna time skip everything and read the next book. The usual humour was present. From time to time, I find myself chuckling or smiling while reading. So definitely a good sign.
I think the only thing that bugged me was Jack, Cass and Aly's naivety. But then if you'll think about, though they went through a lot, they are still kids. And being able to understand certain kind of things, especially in the way people works, takes experience.
My Final Verdict More or less, Mr. Lerangis delivered the plot well. I was hooked. Though there were some aggravating moments, like too mach drag for some things to happen, it went well. This was definitely better than the first book If I may say so myself. Im giving it 4.5/5 and with the rating system goodreads have, I'll probably give it a 5 ;)
With all that being said, BRING ME THE THIRD BOOK BABY!! Teehee.