Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Apocalyptic/Science Fiction
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Dark Graviety Sequence
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
“After the shattering new discoveries they made in Egypt, Eleanor and her mother, Samantha, have been separated: Samantha working with the sinister Dr. Watkins to ensure the survival of only a small number of humans, and Eleanor and her friends uniting in the desperate hope of saving the entire planet. They are preparing for a trek to the icy Himalayas, where they believe they’ll find the Master Concentrator and a chance to end the threat of the rogue planet—one way or the other.
But that’s when something happens that none of them expected: an alien spacecraft crash lands on earth, throwing the globe into crisis and changing everything for Eleanor. She has just begun to understand the mysterious power that sets her apart from everyone else on the planet; now, everything rests on her ability to control the same alien intelligence that has pushed us to the brink of extinction.”
This is the third book in the Dark Gravity Sequence. This book does a good job of wrapping up the story but was my least favorite of the trilogy. Spoliers ahead for those who haven’t read previous books in the series.
I enjoyed finding out more about the supposed alien race that was sucking energy from the Earth and exploring Elenor’s powers to connect with them more.
There wasn’t as much adventure in this book as in the previous ones. Most of the time is spent evading the G.E.T. in order to get to the Main Concentrator. It was still interesting to read about just not quite as exciting as the last book.
Additionally the ending felt really rushed to me. There was just so much that happened right at the end of the story, it was a bit mind-boggling. The book is pretty short and made for a fast read.
Overall while this provided good closure to this series it was my least favorite book of the series. There wasn’t as much adventure as the previous books and the whole ending felt really rushed. I would still recommend this series as a whole to those who enjoy apocalyptic sci-fi stories involving alien races. It was a very interesting and creative story.