PositiveLibrary JournalClunky exposition rehashes family drama, but when the true nature of the power William and others who have been taken reveals itself, the nail-biting adventure begins, resulting in an exciting race to save endangered innocents full of hairpin turns. Some key characters from the first novel, especially William’s extended family, are underdeveloped here, but William and his fellow abductees are captivating, responding to supernatural events with fully realized emotions and motivations ... Fans of Justin Cronin’s The Passage, TV’s Stranger Things, and all versions of Stephen King’s IT will want to sit under summertime stars to binge this quick read. Any teen or adult fan of sf thrillers will enjoy this story, although they may want to read the first installment before jumping in.
PositiveLibrary JournalNight Circus fans will inevitably find this a cousin of their favorite, but readers of Katharine Dunn\'s Geek Love or Neil Gaiman\'s American Gods are more likely to enjoy it.