Thursday, May 16, 2013

Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett Review

I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads/giveaways.
"When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains (The Gaia Wars) wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity.
Now wonder has turned to dread.
A forgotten terror-- a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself-- has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself.
Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed."

The cover for both books, The Gaia Wars and The Battle For Cascadia, are creepy. 

This book was good, then exciting, and finally confusing.

The good parts...

The changing POVs. Like what I said in the review of the pervious book, the POVs were strong and made the book much more exciting. It revolves around Warren, the evil doers, and the Earth Mother/Warren's Mother.

The descriptions. I love how the author uses words to describe the setting. Everything was well described. *applauds*

The way the author sticks with the character's personality. And knowledge. I love how the author keeps the characters ignorant sometimes.

The ending of the conflict mentioned in the first book. The ending for many books are disappointing or not as dramatic as I wish. For example: the Pendragon Series. The way St. Dane died/diminished was so disappointing  Many of us readers, after reading ten books, would appreciate an awesome, showdown-like ending.

The characters changing. I found the change of characters unique. I love it. Especially Todd Jr's transformation. Some parts of his traits were the same, but overall there were a lot of changes in his character. It was a beautiful sight to read.

The plot was good. Even better than the Gaia Wars. (I was thinking that this book, Battle for Cascadia, was where things go down and awesome. How right I was).

The neutral parts...

Yes, there are neutral parts. The writing. I won't complain about it this time, but I thought it was a bit better than the previous books.

The bad parts...

The ending. Seriously? I just don't get it. I felt that Mr. Bennett just randomly threw in that twist. So... Is there going to be a third book? Is the series over or not? I'm so confused.

The book itself. I felt that this book could have been part of The Gaia Wars. Then this series would just be a novel. It would had been better if it was just one book instead of two.

This book's rating is a three out of five.

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