Thursday, May 26, 2016

Destroyer By Brett Battles|Review

Destroyer (Rewinder #2)
Published by 47North on January 12th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 242
Format: ARC

With the whole of human history altered, Denny Younger may be the last rewinder in existence–and the last person on earth with a chaser unit capable of time travel. While caring for his ailing sister, Denny must discover a way to recharge his device before he’s left with no defense against a past that wants him dead. Before long, Denny notices a mysterious stranger following him–keeping tabs on Denny, his family, and his friends. Is Denny just paranoid? Or maybe he isn’t alone in this new reality after all.… When his chaser is stolen and his girlfriend is kidnapped, Denny risks everything to get both of them back. Launched into a high-stakes chase that spans continents and millennia, Denny’s responsibility to save our future isn’t over yet. It will take all of his cunning to stop a threat capable of steering the fate of the human race into disaster.

My Thoughts

Although I was not too thrilled about the first book, I figured I’d give it one more shot. As expected, there was a surplus of time travel throughout this book. However, it was straight and to the point. There were so many great ideas that could’ve happened than what originally did. When time is distorted, I don’t know about you, but I’d most defiantly go and explore. But Younger doesn’t even have enough patients to smell the flowers. Given, he is on a desperate mission; however, there was an incurable amount of potential in between worlds. I wish it went into a little bit more depth into what we were actually seeing and what had happened in history. This book could’ve really been a great way to learn about history, but it is more focused on the main character and his personal problems. Yes, that is what a book should do. But a bit of background would be nice once and awhile. The choppy and clunky sentences return! A big reason why I didn’t enjoy the first book was just the style of writing. It does take a while to get used to, so I guess it was a good thing that I read this book immediately after the first book. The plot holes! Oh, the plot holes! Sometimes it's just best to leave an obvious important, reassuring villain out of the story and just create a new one. There were plenty of chances when that was possible. Heck, it could’ve even been someone from history! It almost seemed impossible for Younger to set the entire world back to how it was with only a few pages. I think the cliff-hanger was the best thing about this book. After spending numerous hours with these characters, I have to say that I am a little curious to see how the next book turns out.

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