Review! Waybound by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz

23 Jun

ore2Waybound

Series: Ore book #2  (book #1 review)

By Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz

368 pages – ages 11+

Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 12, 2016

Synopsis- Phoebe and Micah are still in the metal world of Mehk, and are now helping the Covenant, a secret Mehkan resistance group fighting against the evil human-run Foundry. Phoebe has been declared Loaii, which is similar to being enlightened in the religion of Mehk. Phoebe and Micah were given a mission to find the Occulyth, which belonged to the Ona, the Mother of Ore of whom the religion is based, and had been lost in a supposedly barren wasteland. They must go deep into Mehk, while also staying under the Foundry’s radar. It’s going to be hard, but the Ona knows they can do it.

What I Thought- This was a gripping book. There is a lot going on as Phoebe and Micah try to find the Occulyth, and Dollop, their mehkan friend, tries to find himself. You can see how both Phoebe and Micah grew from book 1 throughout the story. There is still language (cussing) throughout the book, but it is less than in book one – just a note for parents of younger readers. In book 2 you “see” more of Mehk, and the lifeforms in it. It was enjoyable to see the authors breathe life into the world by expanding the story. The co-authors write well together, and make the story realistic, even if it is put into a dystopian world. The series is perfect for middle grade and young adult readers who are looking for a great fantasy story to get lost in. I highly recommend this book!

I give this book five out of five bookworms.fivebooks

3 Responses to “Review! Waybound by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz”

  1. Patricia Tilton June 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    This is a complex story with complex worlds. It sounds like you need to start with book 1. But, there is a lot of action and I’m sure that teens will like the book. Especially if you did! Nice review!

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks July 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      Yes, reading the series in order would help clear up questions. I should have mentioned that in my review.

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