The second book was even better than the first. The author continues with his creepy tale into the thickety . The character are great and the story line is intriguing. I can't wait to read the next book.
Terrible forests, where dangers lie in wait for unsuspecting children, are a staple of fantasy tales and the second installment of the Thickety series does not disappoint in its depictions of a cruel nature gone amok. Mr. White’s imagination abounds as carnivorous shadows, flesh-eating plants, parasites that absorb memories, rocks that emit homicidal simulacrums and more are shown in the Thickety. Peril lurks around every corner with fauna, flora and the dreaded Sordyr himself waiting to ensnare Kara and Taff after they flee the ungrateful villagers of De’Noran. The writing closes its fist around the reader as they breathlessly travel through a world that attacks the children both waking and sleeping.
The human inhabitants are no less fearful as they help and hinder the cautious Kara and her more reckless brother. Kara’s love for her brother is tested again and again as she weighs his existence against that of the greater good. With the weight of the world resting on her shoulders, Kara’s struggle to do what’s right gets increasingly harder, especially when she runs up against a dire prophecy that she’s fated to destroy the world.
This series gets better and starker with each page so that you finish it eager to learn more and yet dreading it. It’s a tense-filled ride with more despair than hope in it. But you can’t help but yearn for light at the end of the tunnel. Kara’s valiant efforts to protect others demands no less.
Run of the mill horror for kids. Despite being dotted with creepy surprises, it's bogged down by the flat, predictable characters.
I didn't think the series could get any better. Even with a new setting and cast of side characters, the author spun an amazingly twisty, action-filled tale while continuing to maintain the momentum from the previous book. I think it's very appropriate for MG readers who have a penchant for horror as the writing is straight-forward and the actions and events unfolding are based off of pure, uncomplicated but relevant emotions. I don't think I felt bored or thought the story predictable even for a moment. It's just a solid, creepy fantasy book with a nice, steady pace. 2016 can't come soon enough!
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