4/28/15

Ruins (Sentinel Trilogy book 2)- Joshua Winning

4.5 Stars!


ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
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

MY THOUGHTS -
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.

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