The second book in the exciting Chronosphere series sees a mysterious malfunction ravage the Chronosphere. It starts slowly at first, with meals being served cold and food going off, then residents start to notice the blistering heat and haywire android servants. Soon the entire Chronosphere is malfunctioning, causing a complete breakdown of society and the eruption of a fierce turf war between rival gangs. Caught in the middle of the crossfire are Raffi Delgado and his fellow chrononauts Dario, Sal, Jonah and Lastara. With the help of familiar faces and old enemies, they put into place a brave rescue attempt, but in doing so the dark truth about the source of the Malfunction and the real aims of the Chronomaster become all too clear.
I like to vary my book genres, and I thought this sci-fi book sounded great. Raffi Delgado lives in the world, Chrononsphere - a world that moves a million times slower than in real life. The whole idea is so orginal. It is one of those stories where you are baffled how the authors can come up with these brilliant ideas.
The first novel in the series, Time Out Of Time, is where the main character (Raffi) is on the verge of entering adulthood so buys back a year of his life so is shown the Chrononsphere. I found that the plot made sense without reading the first book before this one, but I recommend the first one too. They are a compelling and inventive series that will blow your mind.
The only thing I found difficult about this book was ... well ... the words. I didn't know what most of them meant - not as in complicated vocabulary, but the sci-fi related language that I didn't know what the characters were talk about. This is only a minor point, because there is a dictionary at the back of the book with definitions. Unfortunately, I only discovered this when I had finished reading!
This book is perfect for sci-fi lovers, or for anyone who likes to read stories 'out of this world' kind of stuff. I thought most of it was gripping, but the characters were slightly confusing. I think this would be fine for both genders, but perhaps 11+ would find it a more comprehendable read.
Publisher: Book House
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Source: For Review
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