Thursday, 20 April 2017

Book Review: Gravity [The Inventory #2] by Andy Briggs

Title: Gravity
Author: Andy Briggs
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Genre: Young Adult, Action
Series: The Inventory #2
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 6th October 2016
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Eeek! Think that’s a monster? Nope: it’s a person. What terrible weapon could do this…? Errr – well, that used to be top-secret. Problem: it’s not quite so secret anymore. Dev messed up big time the day he let the ruthless Shadow Helix gang into the Inventory. What is the Inventory, we hear you ask? Well, it’s the secret lockup for all the deadly battle tech the world is NOT ready for. Which is why letting it get nicked was a REALLY BAD IDEA. Now the Shadow Helix have Newton’s Arrow: a terrifying weapon that messes with gravity, causing … well, you get the picture from this book’s cover. Dev and his mates HAVE to get it back – even if it means crossing the entire globe. To stop this evil, no trip is too far!
My Thoughts
After finishing Iron Fist I was eager to make a start on Gravity, wondering what invention would the team be searching for and how dangerous it was going to be. After the events of Iron Fist, Dev, Mase, and Lot are now tasked with retrieving the items that were stolen from the Inventory, with the Avro and a backpack of gadgets they must work as a team and recover the items as they are found, from stolen jetpacks to Newton's Arrow.

Gravity is a very aptly named book, as the invention they have to recover actually controls the gravitational force, with some pretty serious consequences when its used for the wrong reasons. I really enjoyed getting to follow the team as they travel to Tokyo to hunt down Newton's Arrow and stop Shadow Helix from completing thier task. Seeing what Newton's Arrow was capable of was freaky but also pretty awesome.....for a reader and not for the person on the end of the arrow. We get to see how Charles's mind works in the pages of this book as he interrogates the Collector for information about the stolen objects but also gives things away which prove to be disastrous later on.

I liked that we get to see Dev using his ability more as he learns more about himself and who he is. The team itself is starting to function slightly better, as teenagers go its going well, and while the missions aren't picture perfect and they do slip up, I like the trust they have with each other, even if that means sticking together through the worst of it.

I liked the progression of Gravity, following the ups and downs of the retrieval mission, seeing all the damage that Newton's Arrow can do, as well as it's true purpose. I loved getting to spend time with the characters again, even though I've only just left them, and even though I've read the books straight after each other, it doesn't get boring or repetitive.

Final Verdict
Gravity is a book that I really enjoyed reading. With new gadgets and more surprises thrown at you this book really stands out for itself, but flows really well as part of the series. I'm really looking forward to diving into the next book.

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