Friday, November 30, 2018

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Title: Undying
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: A&U

Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.

The earth's fate rests in Mia and Jules's hands in the epic conclusion to New York Times best-selling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's tomb-raiding sci-fi duology.
Review by Nara

I have to admit I didn't enjoy Undying quite as much as Unearthed. It doesn't have as much of the puzzle-solving, tomb-raiding feel of Unearthed, obviously because the main characters have already done it and are now heading back to Earth to warn everyone of the impending doom. On the other hand, it was still definitely an excellent book and there was a lot more action and adventure style of plot, with our characters travelling through various areas in a fast paced manner.

I very much enjoyed the "race to save earth" feel of the plot, and there were still quite a few mysteries to be solved, like where these aliens actually came from and what they mean to do when they get to earth. This is a very plot focused novel, and Kaufman and Spooner do a great job of keeping the pace up while keeping you on your toes with a few interesting twists.

A pretty decent conclusion to the duology, I would certainly recommend this series to those looking for a not-too-distant future style of science fiction novel with a focus on archeology and science as well as action and adventure.

Really liked it
Overall: 8/10
Plot: 4/5
Romance: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
World Building: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3/5