Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Neumarian Chronicles Blog Tour: Pendulum Review

Review: Pendulum by Ciara Knight

Title: Pendulum 
Author: Ciara Knight
Series: The Neumarian Chronicles
Publisher: Smashwords
Published: December 2nd, 2013
Format: Ebook 
Pages: 364 pages
ISBN #:  1939081041

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Haunting memories. Terrifying dreams. Crippling lies. Trapped in a world of deception, my sanity rests with the love of Ryder Arteres and our renegade friends. Six months of scouring the ocean floor in a rebel ship fleeing our homeland, delivers us to a possible alliance with the opportunistic European Council. Our only hope is to utilize our forbidden gifts to free our people from slavery, proving our worth. But when a trusted ally turns traitor and a new breed of the queen’s weaponry is revealed, I’m forced to face the terror of my past to save our crumbling future.

First off, I was given this book for review for a blog tour and was very excited to read this one, after loving the first book in the series.  So I jumped at the chance to be part of the tour and review all the books in the series.  This lovely book, Pendulum is the second in the series and most of the time I don't really like the second book in a series as much as the first, so when I started reading I was waiting to be a bit disappointed.  I wasn't however, at all.

I will fair warn anyone that hasn't read this book ahead of time, this does end on a huge cliffhanger, so I advice you to have book three ready to go as soon as you finish this one. The thing I most enjoy about this book and the series is that it's easy to read and easy to follow.  I never catch myself flipping back a few pages to see what I missed or if I missed something.  This shows me that the author knows what she's doing when it comes to plot and has it all planned out ahead of time. Or at least she knows where her plot is going at all times. 

The next thing I want to mention is that in book one I really wanted more background stories and I got them.  I was really excited while reading this book, that I finally got some of the answers that I needed. There are a few plot holes from the first book to this one, but all in all this book is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to any young adult fantasy reader. 

I'm going to give Pendulum an Ali's Bookshelf...

Plot: 17/20
Writing: 19/20
Creativity: 20/20
Characters: 20/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Here at Ali's Bookshelf we accept books in exchange for a honest review. The book above was one I received for being part of a blog tour through Xpresso Tours. We also use Amazon Affiliate links at times.

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