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Anytime there is a book with a quest, I'm in. (I re-read The Hobbit once in a while!) Yes, I finished this one and now how long might be the wait for the next adventure for brave, growing-up and now adventurous Byx and her companions, humans Khara and Renzo, catlike felivet Gambler, and the small and mighty Tobble? They have continued their journey to find the traveling island of Tarok, hoping to find more dairnes, saving Byx from being the last one of her species. The plot expands into political strife and danger in the land with the reigning dictator, the Murdano, gearing up to fight the other vicious Kazar Sg’drit, enslaving species to build his army. Connections to today's political challenges including war, prejudices of 'other', and human trafficking may go unnoticed by children, but not by adult readers. Khara is rising as a leader in the coming war and her companions, including Byx, will face the battle with her. Now we must wait for number three! Katherine Applegate's imagined world in this series is extraordinary!
I saw this first book at Barnes and Nobles under best new YA books! Boy they were right! I feel in love and so therefore had to buy the second one to see what happened to Characters. The second book did not disappoint! My students are going to love them!
I absolutely adored the first book, Endling: The Last, and could not wait to preorder the sequel. I love Byx’s story, and the second book is just as amazing, if not better. We get to see Byx really grow and become a leader through these next adventures, which are just as dangerous and thrilling. I always enjoy the second book in a series because we get to know the main characters so much more deeply. I was sad to see the ending of the book. It was hard to put down, and I hope many other readers (kids and adults) enjoy it as much as I did!
An interesting and enjoyable story, but you should read the first of the series: The Endling, The last. By reading the first book brings a better understanding of this book. Really like the characters. Interesting fantasy novels. I read the first novel by happenstance: saw it amongst other books at a wholesale store. Didn't realize it was for older children and young adults: I'm in my 70s. I like using my imagination so it was enjoyable. Hope whoever reads these 2 books do too.
I can’t wait for book 3. Captivating. The Characters comes alive, each with their own unique ability. Whether in quiet humility, or hidden strength to the rescue, it all came together, United for freedom. Unity overcomes fear.