Author: James Treadwell
Source: First Reads
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
If there's one thing Gavin Stokes knows, it's that something unimaginably dangerous has returned to the world. A mad dog runs amok, a mermaid floats in the bay, and a wild beast stalks the countryside. He and others make the same strange claim: magic has returned. All signs point to it.
Now, Gavin's aunt has disappeared. A young girl who's been accused of murder vanishes from a locked cell. She is at large somewhere in a vast wilderness. Meanwhile, a desolate child leaves the home that has kept her safe all her life and strikes out into the unknown. And a mother, half mad with grief for her lost son, sets off to find him.
There is a place where all their journeys meet. But someone is watching the roads . . .
Review of Book One: Advent
Book two of the Advent Trilogy strikes off and leaves the realm of young adult, in my opinion. It is a much more adult novel with a much darker feel to it. There was quite a bit of jumping around from place to place and person to person, I had a very hard time following parts of it.
I don't think I really "got" what the story was trying to say in this one. I enjoyed book one, Advent, but I struggled to finish Anarchy. Since I wasn't able to follow where the author was trying to with this one I'm afraid I just didn't enjoy it. A reader who is able to follow the story better or fall into the characters will probably love it - it just wasn't meant for me.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*