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Monument 14: Sky on Fire

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Post-apocalyptic thriller sequel ups the action, tension.

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Monument 14: Sky on Fire avoids the pitfalls that often catch second books in a trilogy. Instead of only marking time before a presumably exciting conclusion, the bifurcated plot keeps moving ahead into new territory, delivering scenes filled with tension, action, and well-handled character work.

Author Emmy Laybourne makes the two narrative strands work well together, providing twists and cliffhangers galore. What's not particularly clear is how all these disasters come to happen at once. No one in the novel seems to worry about it much, so perhaps the reader shouldn't, either.

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