The Jimmy Fincher Saga continues with A Gift of Ice by James Dashner. Jimmy goes to Japan to search for the Second Gift in his quest to defeat the “Stompers,” facing new challenges and meeting some very quirky characters along the way. This book was a vast improvement over the first, as new and more interesting characters were introduced, other characters were fleshed out more, and active dialogue moved the story along at a faster and more dynamic pace. The plot also became more interesting, though somewhat predictable. The narration of Jimmy was still fairly melodramatic and the overall lack of detail leaves the reader feeling somewhat detached, unable to completely visualize the characters and storyline. Overall an improvement on the first book, and the dialogue and lack of detail might not be as much of an issue to younger readers.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Bonneville Books
Violence/Gore: Multiple threats of death, destruction of property, people falling out of a speeding train, a character is kicked in the face, motorcycle crashes, fantasy duels, monsters attacking, natural disasters with no injuries.
Mature Subject Matter:
End of the World, Threats of Death.
Alcohol / Drug Use: