- Title: Second Chronicles of Illumination
- Author: C.A. Pack
- ISBN: 9780991542871
- Page: 363
- Format: ebook
When an alien invasion threatens the existence of all the knowledge in the universe, eighteen year old Johanna Charette and seventeen year old Jackson Roth must rely on their wits, guts, and pluck to save the fantasy come to life world of the Library of Illumination.It wouldn t be so bad all right, it is bad but it would hurt less if Johanna and Jackson weren t the ones reWhen an alien invasion threatens the existence of all the knowledge in the universe, eighteen year old Johanna Charette and seventeen year old Jackson Roth must rely on their wits, guts, and pluck to save the fantasy come to life world of the Library of Illumination.It wouldn t be so bad all right, it is bad but it would hurt less if Johanna and Jackson weren t the ones responsible for breaching the portals to a dozen distant worlds Now, outside forces are causing shock waves in the space time continuum, and if that isn t awful enough, someone from another dimension is trying to steal a book of powerful spells created by a very famous wizard.At first, traveling to other realms in a time machine seems like a fun perk However, discovering some inhabitants want to obliterate the teens doesn t leave them with a warm, fuzzy feeling Instead, they find themselves forced to sacrifice their own welfare and the safety of their loved ones for the greater good.
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Wow, this book was a trip! This is the second book in a series about 12 libraries that are interconnected. It does contain some chapters from book one so you can have no trouble getting caught up and giving this book a try. A word of warning: this book does have characters that come and go and it switches POVs regularly and that can make the book a bit confusing and hard to follow. It can still be read without too much trouble due to being episodic.*won as a GoodReads Giveaway*
Told in alternating character viewpoints, this wildly imaginative series is centered around 12 libraries by way of which you can move to any of the other 12 realms. The world building is well done. It doesn't take long for the reader to imagine being right in the action.Each realm has its own traits and characteristics. Nero 51 is determined to rule over them all.There are a lot of characters to keep track of, so this is a book best read through as much as possible without setting it down for lo [...]
I'm sort of torn on this book.I like the main characters, and the secondary ones as well. The banter between the two main characters can be funny, and they play off each other well. Overall, the book shows a ton of promise and potential going forward in the series; this is a vast realm of possibility that's been opened with the way Pack has set up the backdrop of the world. There's almost no limit to the types and number of adventures these characters can get into. That's the positives of the bo [...]
"Call it episodic. Call it Dickensian. Call it opus magnus interruptus." Thus declares the author at the beginning, inviting readers to another in the series about the Library[ies] of Illumination.There are pop-up books, portals to other "realms" (some of which appear to be on distant planets while others might very well be part of earth). There is no discernible logic to the numbering of the twelve realms and they are not all humanoid. On Terroria, the beings have highly elastic tentacles and a [...]
Having read and enjoyed the first book, Chronicles – The Library of Illumination (LOI), I plunged into the second volume and was soon immersed in the alien language and surroundings as if I’d never left C A Pack’s wondrous set of worlds (realms). It all seemed so familiar and the plot bounced straight back to me. I feel the book could be read as a standalone but the reader would most likely wish to go back and read the first Chronicles to fill in the gaps and gain full illumination – lik [...]
I received a copy of the "Second Chronicles of Illumination" in exchange for an honest review. Overall, I enjoyed this book. The story was engaging in many stretches, and the two main characters were entertaining. A bit of their banter seemed forced, though other times it worked fine. For instance, I wondered all the way through, were they going to become a couple, or not? The reasons they might go one way or the other were never explored. They kind of were a couple, and kind of weren't, honestl [...]
I was given a copy for an honest review. This is the second book in the series, Chronicles. The first was, The Library of Illumination and though I had not read the first book, the second was started with a few chapters from the previous book, so it was easy to get caught up. The premise was interesting- a series of 12 libraries connected by portals through which you could pass from one realm to another. It had an interesting beginning, but then it lost me. The chapters jumped from one character [...]
I did not read the first Chronicles, and had no problem reading the Second Chronicles as a stand alone. The characters and storyline were immediately engaging.The main characters, Jackson and Johanna are captivating and likeable. Their contrasting personalities and approaches to life make for an interesting relationship and get them into some awkward and dangerous situations.I enjoyed the Fantasia realm, where books come to life when you open them. The themed realms, Dramatica, Juvenilia, etc. a [...]
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review***Pack’s Second Chronicles of Illumination is, as the name suggests, the second book in the series. However, it is readable as a stand-alone, as there’s enough recap to give a good grounding. I found the concept of various realms connected via portals quite nifty, and the descriptions wonderful Some of the realms are Dramatis, Terroria, Fantasia, and Lamina. The main characters, Johanna and Jackson who work in one of [...]
I absolutely loved the First Chronicles of Illumination and fell in love with the Library where books could come alive. I was ready to jump back into the Second Chronicles of Illumination right away; the first chronicle is a re-installment of the last book, Portals, so it was easy to get back into the story. There are two more installments in the Second Chronicles where Joanna and Jackson get to explore other realms and go on adventures outside of the Library. I was very excited for the opportun [...]
The book starts well with the exciting premise of inter-linked libraries that can transport you to different worlds in an instant. But it soon loses its momentum a few chapters later because of shifting scenes and POVs, and fresh characters appearing and disappearing without any clear reason or purpose. I felt lost — the worst of all, I didn’t care about it anymore. Yes, there are many things going on, but I felt the story was flat and tired, like a drink that has been diluted too much, or a [...]
More adventure awaits Johanna and Jackson in this one. They see more consequences from their accidental travel through the portals while also seeing more of the realms and taking on new responsibilities with their jobs at the library.Nero 51 is more bent than ever to overtake all the libraries and ensure his total domination going so far as stealing Mals beloved time machine, creating rifts and just in general causing havoc.We see more of the different realms and how they are run and how their l [...]
The Second Chronicles of Illumination repeats some chapters from Book 1 so if you do not read them back to back this will help refresh your memory. Chapter 16 from Book 1 is Chapter 1 in book 2. Jackson tends to find trouble. He’s a 17 year old teenager who doesn’t always think before acting! He kicks off this story with finding a portal to other libraries in other dimensions. This just kicked up the wow factor for me. Not only can the books come to life but I could travel to other dimension [...]
Another great installment in C.A. Pack's YA Fantasy series. I was lucky enough to read and review the first Chronicles of Illumination as a part of the last tour and I was anticipating the follow-up.I was particularly happy that everything was taken up another notch in this novel. Everything from the Action to the Drama, C.A. Pack wasn't messing around when she wrote this.At the beginning we are are inundated with information to get us caught up, but being that it was a 2nd in the series, I didn [...]
Having not read the first one, this book stands fine on it's own. The characters held some depth and were relate-able. The story is captivating and the idea of how the books work is well portrayed. All in all it's a solid story for YA readers.It's down falls are in it's written errors. Every now and then I found them breaking me away from enjoying the book. It's a shame but we all victim to this occasionally. I hope the author makes another skim through. I also, personally, had a little trouble [...]
If you like a good alien invasion and dimension hopping, this book is for you.Two teens have to try and save the world from aliens and a thief. Plus most of the worlds want to kill them and they are just having a rough time.This book is the second volume. Now you can read it alone but I think its always better to understand if you read the first one. Johanna and Jackson's relations ship evolves more and you are able to learn more about them. They are opposites that work well together.It is a fun [...]
I have read the previous novel in the series and this one does not disappoint. Everything I loved from the first was back! Wonderfully developed characters that are compelling and real help to create a world and people I cared about as a reader. This one stepped up the action a bit. I liked how detailed C.A. Pack was with this. I like it when scenes like that feel real. For a second book in a series, I was surprised at how fresh and how many surprises there were in this story. What a wonderful j [...]
This was a second installment and I think that it really managed to build on that of the first. I think that C.A. Pack has done a great job creating a story that is descriptive enough to make the readers feel like they are a part of the world. The plot flows nice and smooth and the characters are all people who I enjoyed reading about and connecting to. I am definitely interested to see where she takes the series next!
C.A. Pack does a great job being descriptive and allowing the reader to feel like they are immersed in the world. This is a second installment and I really felt like she did a great job of taking things up a notch. A nice clean treat for fans of Young Adult Fantasy.
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