Friday, March 23, 2018

Deadzone by Jennifer A. Nielsen - OPTIONAL

Nielsen, Jennifer A. Deadzone (Horizon, #2), 208 pages. Scholastic, 2017. $15. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

Seven teens are trying to survive in an unknown territory after their plane crashes.  The place is run by robots and has different landscapes covering miles of land.  The teens call themselves team Killbot and they are trying to help each other survive while also trying to find the edge of the territory.  When one of their teammates goes missing, only to return for a while talking like a robot, their distrust for the robots grows.  

This is the second book I have read in this series, and each book is an unfinished story making it a very dissatisfying read. The front cover says there is going to be seven books, but the series won’t be finished until January 2020.  The action is interesting, but there isn’t a lot of character development and after reading two books I still don’t feel like I understand the rules of their world.  The story is like a mix of the TV series Lost and Survivor. 

MS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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