Sunday, 5 June 2011

Book Review - The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls

Title: The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith & Jamie Webb
Series: The Inventors (book 2)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Release Date: 5 Jun 2008
ISBN-13: 978-0571238439

Nate and Cat thought they had destroyed the evil inventor Ebenezer Saint. But they were wrong. Now everybody seems to be acting strangely. It’s only when Nate and Cat witness their friend Allan being struck by a car that their worst fears come true. The impact should have been fatal, but the boy simply gets to his feet and walks on – oblivious to the gleaming metal visible through his torn skin. The young inventors know one of Saint’s robots when they see it, but how will they defeat them this time? 

My Review
This is the second book and it's starts right where book 1 left off. Nate and Cat have escaped from Saint Solutions but are stranded in Greenland with no way of getting home, but when they do get there life is just so normal! no heroes welcome or well done, they just have to get on with life and return to school, that is until a new plot emerges to take over the world. Nate and Cat must once more come together to save all those they love.
I actually enjoyed this book more than the first, the storyline was good and the pace was great, the book ran smoothly and was exciting.
I love the main characters and their relationship and trust, but my favourite character has to be Clint, he is so funny, cheeky and sweet and Camilla is an excellent new character, had me laughing out loud in so many places.
Saint was once more terrifyingly sinister yet compelling and the idea was so believable I shall think twice before going shopping again. hehe.
I felt this book had more of the spark that book 1 was missing and I read it quite quickly. A great fun read that will keep you smiling. Good for all ages and full of imagination.

My Rating
I would give this book 9.5/10 funny, smart and thoroughly enjoyable.

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