Friday, June 13, 2014

Review: WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution by Eoin Colfer


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Ages 12 and up
Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police. Now they are after Chevie, too, but she escapes--into the past. She finds Riley, who is being pursued by futuristic soldiers, and saves him. Working together again, it is up to Chevie and Riley to find the enigmatic Colonel Clayton Box, who is intent on escalating his power, and stop him before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.

MY TAKE:
If you were a fan of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, you'll probably like this one too.

In WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution, Chevie finds herself in a future wherein Colonel Box has taken over the world. When she ends up time-traveling back to Victorian London, she must again team up with Riley and other new acquaintances in order to save the future from Colonel Box.

There are several theories on time travel. From what I can tell, this books leans more towards the multiple universe theory. At first, I was a little confused as to when the two main characters where, since I hadn't read the first book. However, once Chevie had time-traveled, it was really easy for me to follow along. You don't need to read the first book in order to follow the story, but it helps since there are some references to things that happened in the first book.

There are a number of things I liked about this book. One is you really get a feel for Victorian London. The accents and slang flow so easily and it's easy to imagine the characters. The characters are also pretty complex, in the sense that you see different sides to even the villains, so it's easier to see the characters as people.

The dialogue and the prose is also funny without trying very hard, so it's an enjoyable read.

Thanks to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for the e-ARC. Publication date of WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution is on June 24, 2014.

THE GOOD:

  1. You really feel like you're in Victorian London.
  2. The characters are complex.
  3. The book is very entertaining.

THE BAD:

  1. The book can be a little violent for some.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
But they looked like dandies from some ancient royal court, resplendent in powdered wigs and rouged cheeks, and in their midst sat Otto Malarkey himself, the most powdered of the lot. 
READ IT IF:

  1. You liked the Artemis Fowl series.
  2. You enjoy reading books set during the Victorian era.
  3. You like characters that are funny.

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