I received this book courtesy of Random House/Bantam for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Jane is in an even bigger mess than she feared. The Techno-Arcadians seem to have somehow weaseled out just who was taking care of Travis. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the boy has to be rather close as well. Jane’s fight to bring the Arcadians down is going to have to take a back seat for a little while. How exactly is she going to the to the most precious gift that she has left?
Story Telling: We have the fourth book in a technological horror series. With this one, it also leans towards a rescue story.
Dislikes: The Arcadians’ lack of empathy, common decency, or whatever you wish to call it, makes them people to never want at your back. It’s the height of arrogance to determine that those who have the slightest disability–mental or physical–somehow have lost the ability to live a full and satisfying life. Here’s the thing, God isn’t stepping aside for these morally disabled individuals.
There were a couple of chapters that were unsettling for me. Yes, this means that they were well written, but still, unsettling.
Likes: Cornell Jasperson was brave. Anyone who is willing to face his/her biggest fear, has to be considered such.
Bernie and Luther are back. These guys were fun the first time around.
Oh, the whole entire Texas side story was fun.
Favorite Character: This isn’t fair. There are just too many good people here. Let’s see…Luther?…no Bernie…no it’s the Longrin family…maybe Cornell? Like I said, way too many.
Favorite Quote: Random House/Bantam has asked that we not use any quotes until “The Forbidden Door” has been released.
Favorite Scene: It’s when Travis asked Cornell to read to him.
Conclusion: This was a terrific story. Now it’s time to wait for “The Night Window.” Enjoy the story.