After crossing the Line, Rachel finds herself in a world where survival is never guaranteed - a world where bizarre creatures roam the woods and people have strange abilities. Everything has gone to ruin Away and the survivors have banded into warring clans. Rachel finds her father being held prisoner by a tribe of Others, and she and her new friends set out to rescue him. But when they cross back over the Line, Rachel and Pathik make a foolish decision, bringing them into further danger that can only be resolved with an unthinkable sacrifice.
An adventure filled with life-and-death choices, dark conspiracies, and heart-poundingly suspenseful moments, this sequel delivers.
After the intense ending of The Line, I thought that this book would start quickly. It didn't. Instead it focuses on Away and everything that is going on, which I found interesting. The plot was really quick and as a result, I read the majority of it in one sitting. An issue that I had, is that all of issues in the book would arise and be quickly resolved. There was no intensity in this book. Hall's writing is as strong as the previous book and she wraps up the book nicely. My only real issue is that the events of the plot seemed really convenient and sudden. Overall, I think that this is a futuristic society that younger readers might enjoy more, but it you like the first one, I would recommend it.