Books Young Adult Fiction The Silver Dream (InterWorld #2)

The Silver Dream (InterWorld #2) Featured

http://www.yabookscentral.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x275s/b4/14/9c/_the-silver-dream-michael-and-mallory-reaves-1366337436.jpg
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
587   1
Publisher
Age Range
13+
Release Date
April 23, 2013
ISBN
9780062067968
Buy This Book
      

Sixteen-year-old Joey Harker has just saved the Altiverse—the dimension that contains all the myriad Earths—from complete destruction. After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey and his fellow InterWorld Freedom Fighters are on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld’s Base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she’s from—or how she knows so much about InterWorld. Dangerous times lie ahead, and Joey has no one to rely on but himself and his wits—and, just maybe, the mysterious Acacia Jones. Full of riveting interdimensional battles, epic journeys between worlds, and twists and turns along the way, this sequel to the New York Times bestselling InterWorld is a thrilling, mind-bending adventure through time and space.

Editor reviews

What I Loved:
As much as I respect Neil Gaiman as a person and an author, I actually liked The Silver Dream a bit more than InterWorld. The addition of Mallory seems to have made everything just a bit more lively and approachable. The Silver Dream is faster-paced and slightly less philosophical. That said, I do think it's a really solid sequel, and it doesn't feel like a completely different book, not like the series was picked up by someone completely different.

The plot has plenty of action this time, with more deaths and betrayal and excitement. Joey Harker, who now wants to be taken seriously and called Joe, finds himself at the center of huge plots once again, and both InterWorld and the Altiverse are at risk. All of this comes at a pretty good time for him, though, because he was suffering some serious insecurities with the arrival of a new Walker more powerful than himself, one immediately liked by everyone, unlike him. Joey does get a little bit angsty, but that was also nice, because he showed a bit more emotional depth in this installment than in InterWorld.

Another exciting edition to the series is a character that is neither evil, a multi-dimensional lifeform, or an alternate universe version of Joey Harker (sorry, dude, even I'm not going to call you Joe). Acacia pops into Joey's life and immediately makes things difficult for him, which pretty much is the sign of an awesome girl, right? There's obviously going to be a romance here eventually, but it's totally not schmoopy, and mostly just Joey being embarrassed and blushing, which is fabulous because male characters almost never blush. Take that, gender roles!

What Left Me Wanting More:
Still, though I'm enjoying this series, I still would love for their to be more character development. As a reader, that's what I look for first and foremost. The world building and action here are very fun, but I'm left wanting. The other thing that's getting to me a little bit is the name of one of the big bads: Lord Dogknife. Seriously, if a bad guy of that name killed me, at least I would die laughing at his stupid name.

The Final Verdict:
Readers who enjoyed InterWorld will likely want to continue with this series, despite the loss of Neil Gaiman. If InterWorld was a bit slow for you, you still might want to try this one, because the Reaves made this volume a bit more lively. At this point, I'm not sure if I want to continue with this series (the ending makes it clear more is coming), but I might be ready by the time book three comes out.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

A Great Sequel

What I Loved:
As much as I respect Neil Gaiman as a person and an author, I actually liked The Silver Dream a bit more than InterWorld. The addition of Mallory seems to have made everything just a bit more lively and approachable. The Silver Dream is faster-paced and slightly less philosophical. That said, I do think it's a really solid sequel, and it doesn't feel like a completely different book, not like the series was picked up by someone completely different.

The plot has plenty of action this time, with more deaths and betrayal and excitement. Joey Harker, who now wants to be taken seriously and called Joe, finds himself at the center of huge plots once again, and both InterWorld and the Altiverse are at risk. All of this comes at a pretty good time for him, though, because he was suffering some serious insecurities with the arrival of a new Walker more powerful than himself, one immediately liked by everyone, unlike him. Joey does get a little bit angsty, but that was also nice, because he showed a bit more emotional depth in this installment than in InterWorld.

Another exciting edition to the series is a character that is neither evil, a multi-dimensional lifeform, or an alternate universe version of Joey Harker (sorry, dude, even I'm not going to call you Joe). Acacia pops into Joey's life and immediately makes things difficult for him, which pretty much is the sign of an awesome girl, right? There's obviously going to be a romance here eventually, but it's totally not schmoopy, and mostly just Joey being embarrassed and blushing, which is fabulous because male characters almost never blush. Take that, gender roles!

What Left Me Wanting More:
Still, though I'm enjoying this series, I still would love for their to be more character development. As a reader, that's what I look for first and foremost. The world building and action here are very fun, but I'm left wanting. The other thing that's getting to me a little bit is the name of one of the big bads: Lord Dogknife. Seriously, if a bad guy of that name killed me, at least I would die laughing at his stupid name.

The Final Verdict:
Readers who enjoyed InterWorld will likely want to continue with this series, despite the loss of Neil Gaiman. If InterWorld was a bit slow for you, you still might want to try this one, because the Reaves made this volume a bit more lively. At this point, I'm not sure if I want to continue with this series (the ending makes it clear more is coming), but I might be ready by the time book three comes out.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

Already have an account? or Create an account
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Printz Honor author Carolyn Mackler returns with this striking new novel that chronicles the lives of...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Ever since she was created, Wren has lived in an idyllic garden with her friends. Wren's...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The_Dogst.jpg
Out of the corner of my eye, I catch something moving by the barn. When I...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A breathtaking debut brings us the unforgettable story of a small-town love, big dreams, and family...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
n this exciting and action-packed adventure by an award-winning author, a young girl discovers her secret...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world in this spellbinding novel from...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Book 1 of the Secrets of Farbookonia Series Once you find out your mother is an alien, what...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit… The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
LietaMay-weeone.png
Category: Young Adult Indie
What begins with a passionate kiss, lasts a lifetime and beyond... Our whimsical tale of two pixies begins with...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
April won't let Jonah go without a fight. He’s her boyfriend—her best friend. She’ll do anything...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
51VpiSn2KKL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
Category: Kids Fiction
An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Middle school meets Mission Impossible in this hilarious spy series for fans of Chris Rylander, Stuart...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In a near-future world of exurban decay studded with big box stores, daily routine revolves around shopping—for those who can....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future—and takes readers on an...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Follow alongside of ten-year-old Tammy Wurtherington, the little doll girl from River Falls, Ohio in this exciting new adventure that...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)