Seize the Night
The second book in the series about Christopher Snow, the 28-year old with XP. This book takes place a month after FEAR NOTHING. In some ways, it’s just as good, in others, it is not.I think the reason it is not as good as the first one is because with the first one, everything is still a mystery to you. Chris’ life, how his parents died, etc. By the second one, you at least know HIS background and where he comes from, so that takes away a little of the excitement of reading a new book for the first time and knowing nothing about what is happening.What makes this book better is that is picks up on what I thought was one of the best things about the first book, Chris’ relationship with his best friend Bobby. The dialogue these two partake in is BRILLIANT! And where Bobby was only in the first book a little bit, he is thru-out this book. Most of the book, in fact, is Chris and Bobby working together and the dialogue is top-notch. There are a few intense scenes I can so easily picture on the big screen, it’s amazing! My favorite 2 scenes being the scene with the birds flying into the building! Pock, Pock, Pock. I can see and hear that so clearly. And the scene when they first encounter the big monkey and they are in the jeep in the tall grass and the monkey screams. Bobby jumps out of the jeep, Chris jumps up in the jeep and they don’t see the monkey. Bobby says it was close and Chris say something like, "Yeah, up my ass!" and they both turn to look UNDER the jeep! Priceless scene! Those are two scenes I would have loved to have written!The disappointing thing is that they actually solved one of the many riddles of Moonlight Bay. Of course, that still leaves others, but one of the many mysteries from the first book is actually solved here. While others continued.The book ended with a setup for a third book, and I’ve heard recently it is supposed to be a trilogy and the third one is already underway and should be out soon! Awesome! But I want more than a trilogy!On a scale of 1 to 10, still a 10!! Still up there with the first book! I still love the character of Christopher Snow!