Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman

Title:  The Silver Dream
Series:  Interworld #2
Author:  Neil Gaiman
Published:  Apr 23/13 by HarperTeen
Length:  256pgs
Format:   paperback
Genre:  YA SciFi
Shelf:  Giveaway
Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Joey Harker has just saved the Altiverse—the dimension that contains all the myriad Earths—from complete destruction. After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey and his fellow InterWorld Freedom Fighters are on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds.

When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld’s Base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she’s from—or how she knows so much about InterWorld. Dangerous times lie ahead, and Joey has no one to rely on but himself and his wits—and, just maybe, the mysterious Acacia Jones.

Full of riveting interdimensional battles, epic journeys between worlds, and twists and turns along the way, this sequel to the New York Times bestselling InterWorld is a thrilling, mind-bending adventure through time and space.

My Review:

I appreciate the writing style in this novel. It is accessible to all ages, without reaching. At the same time, it’s not dumbed down. It’s written as if the main character were writing it: well put together for a teenager, but still a teenager. The storyline itself was also quite unique. There is, however, an innate assumption on the part of the author that you’ve read the first novel in the series. Not that the story is inaccessible without it, but it is written assuming that you have the background information already.

Although quite well developed, I did find the cast of characters to be somewhat unapproachable and difficult to relate to. It made it hard to fully immerse myself in the novel at hand.

As a whole this was a rather enjoyable read. The premise was very intriguing and kept me entertained.

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