Published by Harper Collins on November 4th 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adolescence, General, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
M. T. Anderson meets Cory Doctorow in the exciting sequel to Twinmaker, from #1 New York Times bestseller Sean Williams, who also coauthors the Troubletwisters series with Garth Nix.Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It's the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it's partly her fault. Now she's been enlisted to track down her friend Q, the rogue AI who repeatedly saved her life—and who is the key to fixing the system. Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, and caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair quickly finds powerful and dangerous allies. But if she helps them, will she be leading her friend straight into a trap? Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.
A TwinMaker Novel, Crashland is book 2 in the series. Unfortunately, I did not read book one of the series, so I was a little lost in the beginning, but I soon caught on to the main storyline of the story. I must say that when a book reads at a slow pace for me, I usually stop, due to my reading schedule and start the next one in line. But a little voice told me to push forward and see what Q, Clair, and Jesse have to offer. They did not disappoint There are some touches of romance here in there, but nothing huge. This book is all about Science Fiction, actions and details. Stopping at the first few chapters would of made me miss out on the action.
On a mission to find Q, in a world that is nolonger the world she once knew, Clair is determined to overcome. With so many obstacles in the way there were moments in the story when I was a bit confused. There really is a lot to soak in. The highlight for me was the ending. Cliff hangers are always great when you know there is more to come. Overall, the writing of the novel does exhibit a well planned and thought out storyline. Fans of Sean Williams will truly enjoy this novel and look forward to book 3 in the series.