The Dark Shore (The Atlanteans #2)
3.5 stars470 pages
Published May 21, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
If you liked The Lost Code, you'll be happy to know that No. 2 is better. Much better.
What bugged me about No. 1 is that nothing really happened - but The Dark Shore makes up for that lack with lots of action and lots of intrigue. Information is divulged and people die. The pacing is spot on and the action is not stop. Owen continues to grow a spine and is popular with the ladies. Leech sheds his sub-human attitude and makes peace and friendship with Owen. And Lilly - well, you'll just have to read what her deal is.
So why the 3.5 stars and not a 4 or 5? There is some teen almost-sex and some swearing. But what disappointed me most of all is that the author threw zombies into the climax of the book. I'm not the hugest zombie fan, I admit, but jumping on that band wagon was cliche and uninspired.
Although despite that, I am going to read the next in the series, which is expected to be out Aug. 26, 2014.