Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: The New Order

The New Order The New Order by Chris Weitz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second Young World book continues its predecessor's surprisingly addictive streak with a few welcome new storytelling elements in play. Chief among them - the trope known as Sequel Goes Foreign. While Jeff (and a number of other new POV characters who each get a couple of chapters in the spotlight - I especially liked how Brainbox's POV was nothing but unbroken, punctuation-free single paragraphs per chapter, because it fit him very well, stylistically) stay in New York, Donna goes to England, which, surprisingly, isn't nearly as run-down and apocalyptic as the US. In fact, it seems that college life at Oxbridge hasn't been derailed much - other than the fact that the place is not-so-secretly now a sort of prison.

Next up - wait impatiently for Book 3. And also look up Chris Weitz's literary agent, 'cause I get the feeling this person might be interested in Red Rain just for a few stylistic similarities between my book and this series.

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