Friday, July 8, 2011

Underground by Chris Morphew

Jordan, Luke, and Peter are being dragged further and further into the increasingly dangerous mystery that is Phoenix.  In the previous three books in this series, Chris Morphew has laid the foundations for a fantastic series that is gripping, fast paced, and populated with some dangerous and intriguing characters.  Without giving away too much of the previous three books in the series (for those who like to read things in order) - Luke returns to being the voice of the story, telling the story in his voice from his point of view (the POV changes for each book which is pretty cool).  Luke, Jordan, and Peter have finally made some progress with finding out what is happening behind, and beneath, the scenes in Phoenix.  New characters are revealed, along with new dangers and some of the secrets that have been tickling around the edges are finally revealed with startling results. 

This series just gets better and better, and it is one of the few series where to give away too many details here about the fourth book, may ruin some of the surprises in the previous books.  Like fellow young Australian author Jack Heath, Chris Morphew has a real feel for writing for teenagers - he doesn't talk down or dumb things down, he has a respect for his reader which sometimes seems missing from books written by authors who have maybe been a little too far away from their own teenage years.  I can't wait for 2012 and the promised last two books in the series.  Come on Chris, don't let us down, make the finale as gripping as the rest of the series and you wont leave any disappointed readers in your wake.

If you like this book then try:
  • Arrival by Chris Morphew
  • Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden
  • Survival by Chris Ryan
  • The lab by Jack Heath

Reviewed by Brilla

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