I have managed to finish the second Underlander chronicles book, ‘Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane’ pretty quickly. These books are very fast paced and addictive – one of those ‘just one more chapter’ books. As with many sequels I did prefer the first one, although I’d still give it a 9/10. I love the way that Collins uses prophecies which run through the books leaving you constantly wanting to solve its meaning before the end, it’s the inner Sherlock in me that gets me sucked in!
I’ve been pleased to hear that someone transitioning into year 5 has enjoyed this series, so it really is accessible to a range of ages, at aged 25 I’ve really enjoyed them! It doesn’t matter whether you read with others, by yourself or listen to audiobooks, reading enables you to escape into other worlds, live life through other characters not to mention falling in love with characters or even despising them! I remember when I first read Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix and getting seriously angry at Professor Umbridge, what a nasty piece of work! Sometimes escaping into books lifts your mood, teaches you lessons or gets you to think from other perspectives. It can greatly help your school work too!