City of Shadows by Alex Scarrow
Published February 22, 2013
- Author Alex Scarrow
It’s been a while since I read the previous book in this young adult time travelling extravaganza, so I was worried I wouldn’t remember anything that had happened before. Thankfully, there are plenty of nudges and reminders throughout the book - it’s a complex business this time travel stuff, we need to relive odd bits and pieces here and there to keep track!
What I do remember is that last time I was frustrated at the story - where I wanted answers about what was going on behind the scenes, instead we got another tale of them having to fix a timeline. Well, this time my (lack of) patience was rewarded with heaps of answers and a heck of a lot of current time action to go with it.
We flip between two different viewpoints, several different timezones, and we get lots of explanations about things that have happened up to this point. The whole story has now shifted significantly, and you can sense we’re building up to something big at the end now. It’s fun, yet tense, the characters are developing, the moral dilemmas are increasing, and I’m still totally intrigued by the whole thing.