Rating: 3 out of 5.

I loved the first book and was very excited when the sequel came out, but this one was not as captivating. It’s well-written but it didn’t grab my attention as much as the first book and I didn’t like the story as much.

The Carls are gone and April May is dead – or is she? Her friends don’t want to accept that April May is really gone. Maya starts following mysterious clues thinking they will lead her to April May. Miranda infiltrates a new start-up scientific company that promises to change the world forever, and Andy is a motivational speaker that talks about the world after the Carls. When strange books that appear to predict the future show up, the gang starts to realize that the world is in serious danger. Events speed up and spiral to the ultimate conclusion.

This book started off really slow and I almost gave up reading about half-way through, but the pace did pick up a bit so I stuck with it. I was not expecting this. I thought I would tear through this book in a day or two like I did the first book, but nope. Characters that I liked in the first book started to really annoy me in this book. Everyone was so sad and angry and it never got better. The book was a pretty big downer.

It pains me to say, but this book was not necessary. It takes away from the greatness of the first book, which is a shame.