30. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Courtney, Science Fiction, Teen Books

The Silver Dream by Michael and Mallory Reaves, 256 pages, read by Courtney, on 05/29/2013

Joey Harker’s adventures continue in this, the sequel to InterWorld. Joey has saved the Altiverse and he and his alternate selves are continuing their missions to keep the peace. A mission goes awry when a girl named Acacia follows Joey back to base. Since the entire base is populated with alternate versions of Joey, a new face is big news. And potentially big trouble.
Confession time: I read this because the first book was so much fun and Neil Gaiman had a hand in it. I had assumed that Gaiman also had a hand in this since his name comes first on the cover. In larger print than the title. Then I realized that the cover really just reads “a story by…”, which means that, since Gaiman co-wrote the first book, he’s still getting credit for the second. But he didn’t write it, so don’t get your hopes up if you’re really into Gaiman’s work. I’m not saying this book is bad; that’s totally not the case. It isn’t quite as good as the first book either though. It might be because it’s been several years in between books or perhaps because Michael Reaves had his wife replacing Gaiman as the second half of the writing team, but for one reason or another, this installment just kind of falls flat compared to the first. Still an entertaining, if somewhat confusing, sci-fi romp.

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