Stasse, Lisa M. The Uprising (The Forsaken, #2), 375 pgs. Simon and Schuster, 2013. $16.99 Content: Language: PG-13 (14 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13.
Alenna and Liam are safe at Destination Point in Australia, they have escaped from Alpha Island and are starting to adapt to life in the remote location. Alenna and Liam have vowed to return to Alpha Island to save their friends and they try to gather information and understand the politics outside the Island so they can return. The UNA, the governing world power, continues to hunt down any rebels, and finds Destination Point, forcing Alenna and Liam to move where they uncover more information and secrets that will lead to a rebellion.
This is the second book in an entertaining dystopian trilogy. The characters are strong and get things done, there is a lot of action and the plot moves along quickly with interesting twists and turns. This is easy to recommend to kids who enjoyed Maze Runner or Hunger Games.
MS, HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.