Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) - Sylvain Neuvel
The second installment of the Themis files definitely packs a punch. The team scrambles to understand what is happening around them and the stakes continue to rise. More robots besides Themis have made their way to Earth and its clear they’re not friendly, Kara & Vincent real from unexpected news and the team shifts dynamics in the wake of unexpected loss. In a few words this book was action packed from start to finish. Characters were not stagnant, they were constantly evolving and adapting to their situations. I had a hard time setting this one down.
Rose is a constant surprise. Based on the fact that she discovered Themis when she was a child I thought she would be the main character of the book. The first book left me wondering how that could be true. In the second book we definitely start to see Rose step up and take more of a leadership role, of course while also dealing with why she’s here and what’s her purpose.
An unexpected treat. The first book was good enough that I kept reading, but this book left me wanting more.