Ruins (Sentinel Trilogy book 2)- Joshua Winning

4.5 Stars!

Second installment of the critically-acclaimed Sentinel Trilogy. In his desperate search for answers about the Sentinels, an ancient society of guardians that his parents once belonged to, fifteen-year-old Nicholas Hallow is tipped into a fresh nightmare of terrifying monsters - and even more sinister humans. As Nicholas is challenged to become a Sentinel, he must track down a mysterious girl with the help of a grumpy cat. Meanwhile, an uprising of evil threatens to destroy the Sentinels and send the world spiraling into chaos.

Joshua Winning was born in Cambridge, but don't hold that against him. He's attempted to escape reality for most of his life by writing. As a child, that involved poring diligently over anything by C.S. Lewis or Robin Jarvis.​ When he's not writing about Sentinels, Joshua can usually be found watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Wire and Daria. He also works as a freelance journalist, writing about movies for Total Film, Grolsch Film Works and movieScope.​ Joshua currently lives in North London with his cat Mia. Unfortunately, she's not a great conversationalist, but he's working on it.
Visit his website - HERE

Fantastic, gripping, action packed thriller! There is not a dull moment in this book.
It just amazes me that an author can think this stuff up! This has a very complex plot that you have to pay attention to, no sleeping through this one (like you would anyway).

There was good strong character development. I liked Nicholas, of course, our hero. But I also loved Rae and Dawn, and then there's Merlyn (he's hilarious). And Isobel, the cat is still a favorite! I just loved everybody.

The first 1/3 of the book was a little confusing to me. It had been a long time since I had read the first book, it took me a bit to catch on and remember who was who and what had happened. But the book kept getting better and better throughout. I would really suggest reading all the books one after another.

As crazy as the ending got - it was actually less confusing to me than the rest of the book, it was very well done. And the visualization was fantastic, I had no trouble picturing everything, the author did a fantastic job!

I love it when there are little things that you can connect with in a story - I am not sure if "London's burning, London's burning" is a reference to The Clash??? But I love The Clash! So I took it as a reference! LOL

This was a great second book to this series, can't wait till the next!

Thank you Joshua for sending me this ebook for my honest review!

Pre-order your copy from Amazon - HERE
And get the first book in the series - HERE

Read my review for the first book - The Sentinel - HERE

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Love the passion in your review!! I am def adding this series to my TBR.