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REVIEW 022: WAYWARD by Blake Crouch (#Book 2)

June 24, 2018

  298 pages

 

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. Work hard, be happy, and enjoy your life in Wayward Pines”

General

This is the second book in the Wayward Pines series by Blake Crouch. You can read my review on the first book here.

 

Sheriff Ethan, after fighting his way to escape Wayward Pines and discovering the shocking truth about the human existence, was reunited with his wife Theresa and made to live without talking to anyone about the truth of what lay behind the wall. In my earlier review, I stated that Ethan was placed in the wrong book as he fitted a more intense scene but on the other hand Book 2 shed more light on Ethans role as in his former life he was a Secret Service agent with some bad ass skills. 

 

Book 2 - I did not enjoy. I felt the writing style was not catchy enough to make me want to complete the book or look forward to the end. I completed this book because I had bought it with my money. And I think this was a continued feeling from Book 1 hence I would say this view is a bit biased. 

 

Fortunately, book 2 picked up momentum towards the ending when Sheriff Ethan decided that the world would be a better place if everyone knew the truth. Now that was an epic ending (even if I saw it coming from Book 1). 

 

Also, another part i really liked about this book was the love triangle introduction between Adam, Theresa, Kate and Ethan. I really want to know what book 3 holds for the three of them

 

Reading this book only makes me wonder how dope the movie would be. The author Blake has a strong imagination and I have to give him Kudos for thinking about things that affect the humanity

 

Writing

Why is the writing of this book so poor? Why? I have to put a lot of blame to the unnecessary next paragraphs and short sentences. This is the third book of Blake I am reading and I think it is safe to say that Blake is allergic to completing paragraphs except he is explaining a concept within a dialogue.

 

Plot

The story line surrounding this trilogy is quite encapsulating and I enjoyed being able to connect to the thought process of the book2. However, I kinda figured that Ethan would do what he did at the end of the book. It was quite predictable.

 

Character

I feel the characters in Book 2 quite fit their respective role judging from the fact that they were stolen from their previous lives to populate the earth 2000 years later. Yeah I can imagine the paradigm shift and culture shock. Anyway that said, I still have no favorite character

 

Have you read this book? I really want to know your thoughts

 

In conclusion, PINES gets

 

 

NOTE: Spongebob verdicts are strictly my opinion; click here to understand their meaning

 

 

 

 

 

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