Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Series: The Iron Codex, book two
Source: Purchased audiobook
About the Book: Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn't going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn't human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.
When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she's ravaged on the world that's about to poison her.
My Thoughts: I listened to and reviewed book one, The Iron Thorn, back in October. I was so excited to get back in to the world Caitlin Kittredge created and spend some more time with the wonderful characters. Plus, the audiobooks are so well done and such a pleasure to listen to. I love the narration!
The action in this book never stopped. Aoife and her friends are on a desperate quest to save the Iron Lands (our world) from the havoc Aoife has released by destroying the Lovecraft engine. I loved being introduced to new lands and characters.
Before listening to this story I had been in a bit of an audiobook slump. This one had me totally engrossed in the story. I couldn't get enough. A few times I had to turn it off until I was not driving because I was afraid I'd get distracted!
There was a brief moment at the end of the book where I thought I was going to scream. Okay, I actually did scream. No way did what I think just happened happen. If it did I was done. I could not read any more! Turns out what I thought happened did but I should have trusted the author because she handled it in such a way that I am dying for book three!
The Iron Codex books are not to be missed. The world, the characters, the adventure... I just loved it all!