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City of Dust Featured
Young Adult Fiction
(Updated: October 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A thrilling follow up to Book of Fire

City of Dust is the follow up to Book of Fire which for me was the perfect blend of history, mythology and science all set in a vividly imaginative dystopian setting. I originally thought that City of Dust would take place immediately after the catastrophic and emotionally crippling ending of Book of Fire…. oh no, Kenney has quite rightly mixed up the timeline so months and months have passed since the ending.

However that meant I was missing one of my favourite characters for a little while, woe is me! This added just another layer of love and anticipation to the story, you get to catch up with characters to see how they're faring and all the while yearning for the later chapters.

Talia was such an incredible character, I already liked her in Book of Fire but her character arc was brilliant and her personal growth was astounding. I loved how she battled with her trauma of being Under the Dome and that even though she was now free her capture continued to affect her every day life. Talia was the real driving point of the entire book, she was able to face her demons but what I loved is that she’s still flawed and will still continue to grow in order to help herself and her people.

Friendship and it’s many forms played a big role in this book which I absolutely adored. I was thrilled that Talia’s twin, Eli has lots more page time and we got to see a lot more of Talia and Eli interact as siblings. Eli for me is such an important part of the book, I love his relationship with animals and I also love how Kenney portray’s him as a deaf main character. And yes his he a main character, while I sincerely feel that this is a much needed representation what I applaud Kenney on is not only her inclusion of a deaf character but having a deaf character in the thick of the plot, in with the action, near death experiences the lot and not some left behind character that is only included for diversity’s sake. Also Eli is just an all around sweetheart, seriously what’s not to love?

So after all those months of Talia trying to get back to normal life with her brother Eli and her let’s say boyfriend Max who again gets more page time again, just what has happened Under the Dome and more importantly Where is the hell is August? Under the Dome has quite literally gone to hell, the terrible mix of terrifying villains and genetic modifications and experimentations are back at it again providing a chilling sense of doom. All the while my sweet August is cast as the villain who has turned his back on his people in order to gain power and is missing during a large part of the book; leaving you questioning his actual motivations however I didn’t give up hope. And when he finally did return it was with deadly discoveries which changed everything…. Yes all this came at the end of the book *shakes fists at sky*

It’s quite clear that I literally cannot wait to get my hands on book three. I simply need to know what happens next, I refuse to think of the wait. City of Dust clearly surpasses it’s predecessor. Kenney has upped the anti and raised the stakes, the action never stopped and the adventure was thrilling.. although I gotta love the angst and tension of a ship I am adamant will sail! Again, Kenney wonderfully weaves mythology, history and science together creating a thrilling and gripping read filled with myths and monsters.

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