Saturday, September 24, 2016
Mysteries of Cove: Gears of Revolution by J. Scott Savage -- Blog Tour
Author: J. Scott Savage
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: September 20th, 2016
Hardcover: 352 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista’s father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city.
Almost immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people who believe that dragons are immortal and divine.
Stranded in a new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they unknowingly stepped into a trap?
And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . .
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. A perfectly sequel to MYSTERIES OF COVE, which I also enjoyed. That being said, I feel GEARS, will be appreciated more if the first book is read.
Jeff is a master. The way he writes his characters and plants the perfect plot seeds along the way is genius. He also does a great job with pacing. There were situations in the book where the characters needed to do something that didn't need extra details, and it was left out to keep the pace. I appreciated that immensely. By not adding "unimportant" details, I wanted to keep reading and reading. Well done, Jeff.
There are so many enjoyable twists and turns, with every turn of the page there was a challenge or a revelation that was mind-blowingly awesome. Things were different this time for Trenton and Kallista in terms of their working relationship and I enjoyed that.
5 out of 5 stars. Great plot twists and intense scenes with action and surprise.
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