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Sep 18 2019

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Unearthed book 2. Allen and Unwin, 2018. ISBN: 9781760292164.
(Age: 13+) Recommended. Themes: Science fiction, Adventure, Diversity. Fans who were left breathless by the non-stop action in Unearthed will be delighted to pick up where Mia and Jules off and continue with their adventures. Helped by a short summary at the beginning of the book the reader is reminded of what happened in Unearthed and will plunge into the story, following the pair as they attempt to get back to earth to warn authorities of the danger that the Unearthed pose to humanity.
With the hijacking of a spaceship, imprisonment by authorities, a wild chase across Spain to Prague, a deadly virus attacking whole cities and Mia and Jules racing for their lives, the reader is in for a thrilling ride in Undying. There is also some new character development that makes for a more thoughtful understanding of the Unearthed. Twists and turns and unexpected plot developments keep the reader engaged with both the action and the characters and the authors manage to bring this duology to a satisfying conclusion.
Fans who get tired of long series, but are reluctant to leave much admired characters, will be happy with the pace and plots in this series and look forward to anything else these talented authors write.
Pat Pledger

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