Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Review: MetaWars: The Dead are Rising by Jeff Norton
When I read the first book in a series and it is so great that it blows me away, I am always hesitant to read the next book, wondering if I will be left disappointed, or if its just as good as its predecessor.
When I began reading MetaWars: The Dead are Rising, I was looking forward to visiting these worlds again and seeing what else the guardians would do to capture the other corners.
I love the new twist on the story with the Uploaded, not knowing who is themselves or who has been taken over which makes this book just a gripping as the previous. Reading MetaWars: The Dead are Rising made me feel even more sorry for Jonah, torn between wanting his Dad there, but also wanting to do what is right, not only for the Metasphere and Changsphere, but the world. He has to make some tough decisions, and things quickly get out of hand when a plan backfires and things escalate in a serious way.
While Granger may be the opposition in these books, in his own twisted way he does try to help the Uploaded find themselves again. While his first few tests weren't exactly working correctly the idea and thought behind it are certainly for the benefit of everyone, but also making sure he gains a good standing in the eyes of everyone watching.
Each new chapter of MetaWars: The Dead are Rising only brought a new surprise to the book, and there were a lot of times I was on the edge of my seat wondering if everything was going to be OK. With action and suspense Jeff takes us on another journey with Jonah, Sam, and the Guardians, as they fight to get the Metasphere out of Granger's hands. While there wasn't as much fighting in this compared to its predecessor, it certainly doesn't lack for anything.
Once again I am left wishing that I had found these books earlier, but also glad I didn't as I can jump straight into the next book without hesitation.