Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gregor and Boots find themselves the subjects of another Underland prophecy. This one mentioning a "pup that holds the Underland up." The destruction of said 'pup' being the Rats' "key to power." The Rats, thinking this pup to be Boots, set out to kill her. The roaches and the people of Regalia, thinking the same thing, set out to keep her alive while at the same time saving themselves by sending Gregor and the child on a quest to kill the "Bane."

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did the first. The story flows a lot better as a whole and there is not that off-putting distance between Underland/Overland that there was in the first book. The characters relate to each other in more personal ways; drawing the reader in.

This book was also a lot less concerned about the happenings in the Overland. I felt that the Overland was the central orbit for the first story and that somehow made the happenings in the Underword less important. This was a concern for me because the main setting if the story is the Underland and the happenings and people therein.

I am happy to say that 'elephant in the room' so present in the first book has been ushered out; making way for a wonderful and well-written story in the second.

This was another 'can't put down' story. There is something for every age here. The action and adventure is edge of your seat.

I loved it and can't wait for the next book.

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