Maberry, Jonathan, Vault of Shadows: Nightsiders #2. Pgs. 456. Simon and Schuster, 2016. $16.99. Language; PG (1 swear, no “f”s), Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13
Milo Silk is back with his Nightsider friends (mythical creatures like dragons, werewolves, and vampires) and still trying to defeat the alien race who has taken over Earth. This time Milo is in possession of a crystal egg that the aliens’ henchman, Huntsman, wants. Determined to get revenge on Milo, the Huntsman has stolen the Heart of Darkness and has teamed up with a greater, more ancient evil. To make matters worse, the Witch of the World has disappeared from Milo’s dreams. Can Milo and his friends stop the Huntsman, the aliens who invaded earth, and from the new evil?
Action-packed from start to finish, this book pulls the reader into Mil’s world from page one. The characters are fun, engaging, and well-developed. The descriptions are vivid and unique. The plot is complex and full of plot twists and turns. Fans of alien fiction, science fiction, and paranormal fiction will enjoy reading this book. You will, however, need to read the first book first. EL. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.