This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
#318 Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
This book was better than previous books in the series in some ways. The return of a couple characters we thought lost, plus the introduction of some new (to us) characters, and the fleshing-out of some characters we already knew, giving us some more insight into what makes them tick. We get a more in-depth look at Gregor's Overland life - school friends, Mrs. Cormaci, and his parents - and more history of the Underland, especially the animosity between the humans and the rats. I especially liked the author's descriptions of the plants in the jungle, and Boots' interactions with other creatures like the tree frogs.
There were a few areas, though, that could have used some more detail. I felt that things ended in the jungle pretty abruptly, and the situation with Neveene happened all too fast, with Gregor (and the reader) not even witnessing most of it. Overall, I was not pleased with the way this book ended at all.
Other than that, though, this was a pretty good continuation of the series. And... I've already started the next book.