Monday, 19 March 2012

Review: The Rivals by Daisy Whitney

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You know how you look forward to the release of a book, only to be thoroughly disappointed once you've actually read it? This was NOT one of those times. While Daisy Whitney set a high precedent with her first book, she more than succeeded in achieving it with her second. If The Mockingbirds introduced us to the exciting world of an underground justice system, The Rivals showed that even the best things can fail if we're not careful. I empathized with Alex who was struggling to become 'whole' again after her terrible ordeal the previous year, and given a new responsibility, was striving extra hard to prove herself. It was also great to see the return of some of my favourite characters like Maia, TS and of course, Martin and Jones. There were some new ones, whom I won't name because it in a way, gives away the story. 

I'm not sure if there is another book in this series, but I sure hope there is, since the end of The Rivals signalled the start of something new. Also, there were twists at every turn, and while some of you may guess where the story is going, there are parts that you only discover right at the end. Great job, Daisy! I'm definitely looking forward to your next book!

P.S. They should have kept the original cover for The Rivals. It is only at the end of the story when you realise just how much that cover revealed. 

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