Hooray! Armchair BEA starts on Monday, and I'm bound and determined to get back in the swing of things and visit lots of blogs to see what people are reading.
Thought for the day: I try to post a book review every day, and keep the review fairly short. There are so many book blogs, so why does it seem like there are so few book reviews? Giveaways and author interviews are fine, but I just want to know what to read next!
Hautman, Pete. The Klaatu Terminus
April 8th 2014
by Candlewick Press
Copy from Young Adult Books Central and reviewed there.
In this final book in the The Obsidian Blade and The Cydonian Pyramid series, we come to a conclusion of sorts regarding many of the characters. I took notes on this when I read it during state testing, and it made my brain hurt, but I am pretty sure I understood it! (And I looked up every time I turned the page to make sure kids were on task, even though I was in a room where students were all working with people who were reading to them or scribing!)
In 3000 CE, Tucker and Lia are on Romulas. Lia saved Tucker from Gheen, and they have traveled all over via diskos and are now wandering in the forest, being helped by the Whorsch-Boggs family.
In 2012, Kosh sees Lamb Emma and is a little confused. He is later critically hurt and sent to the future to heal.
In 1997, Kosh's brother goes off to study, leaving his grilfriend Emily behind. She and Kosh develop a very closed relationship.
Tucker and Lia travel to 2012 but think Kosh has been killed. They talk to Emma but Koan and Tamm try to kill Lia. Kosh shows up, but Tucker, Lia and Kosh are around when a barn explodes, and they go to the future and are in the Terminus/Harmony and meet Emily 3.
We learn some big secrets about Tucker, Kosh and the various forms of Emily, but even if I could give away the story, I wouldn't!
Strengths: Good world building and time travel, nice twists, and this was easier to read than the others; I seemed to have a better idea of what was going on. If I didn't have to try to summarize, I would have just read and enjoyed this one, although I preferred the 1997 scenes to the ones in the future.
Weaknesses: Some heavy duty science fiction. Some of the Klaatu details are a bit odd.