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Score: 8.8/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 7460 - The Seven Signs: 2 : Carnage
Author: Michael Adams

The Seven Signs: 2 : Carnage
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The Seven Signs: 2 : Carnage product reviews

One missing, presumed dead.
Two in trouble with the law.
Only four remain to solve the second sign.

The DARE Award winners-Yasmin, Zander, Andy, Dylan, JJ, Isabel and Mila-have been caught in a deadly battle of wits with a mysterious enemy who isn't afraid to kill. Too late, they learned that the First Sign predicted catastrophic attacks which have lefy Egypt in chaos. yasmin is missing. Many more lives are at stake.

With Andy and Dylan in police custody in LA, can the remaining four DARE winners unravel the Second Sign-seven new symbols-and stop The Signmaker's destructive plan before the countdown ends?

If you could be a hero, would you DARE?

Seven Signs. Six days left to save the world.

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Review by: alexmoulton (Alex)
Dated: 15th of March, 2017

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This Review Score:
Score 9 out of 10

Price:
Score 8 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

This is definitely is a book series that requires your full attention. While you are provided with a quick recap (practically a single page) at the beginning, it doesn't come close to covering all of the plot points of the previous installment. It serves more as a reminder of where the characters currently reside in the storyline, and you are expected to remember all of their backstories.

The book is very easy to read with a large quantity of small chapters. With seven protagonist and one antagonist, each chapter could come from either of the eight points of view (or a combination of, if multiple characters are together). With each chapter on average lasting only 2-3 pages, it both increases the rate at which people will read it, and makes it slightly harder to follow. With each chapter being so short, it is no difficult mission to read another chapter. Each one only requires a couple of minutes. Whereas a longer novel is more likely to take a more substantial amount of time to get to a "checkpoint" where you can safely stop reading without losing your place. The short chapters make it much easier to continue reading, but it also provides less time to acclimate to the new point of view. It almost comes across as a written version of shaky cam (things chop and change so fast that you can't fully appreciate what is going on).

Plot-wise however, the story keeps you drawn in. With the premise being very well set by the debut installment in the series, the story jumps straight back into it, resolving remaining mini arcs from the previous book while simultaneously moving forward with the major storyline (the positive side of multiple characters). I do love the use of symbols, as it provides the reader with something to do. Something to always think about, despite not all of the information being provided at the time. You continue reading hoping to figure out the answer before the protagonists do. One of the downsides however, is the constant need of every character to re-explain everything to everyone that they come across. It eventually starts getting very repetitive.

The story itself is rather exciting. With a global playing field and protagonists with nearly unlimited resources, the possibilities are boundless and allowing things to escalate. Descriptively, I feel the protagonists are rather poorly dealt with. I have a reasonable idea of who each one is, but I do often forget parts (such as who had the famous parents, who was a "goth", who had robot legs..), and they start to become "random character #1" etc., as their parts become interchangeable due to their character traits having no real effect on the story, despite their countries of origin (which I still struggle to keep track of too) helping with background knowledge to potentially solve riddles.

Definitely a good story, but very basic. Could do with less repetition, better depth of characters, and a little less repetitive so we can fit more story in per book.

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