It took me a few tries (started when I got this book in February) to get through this book. Don't get me wrong, it was amazing, but the start of the book was just so slow and I struggled a bit to get through it.
But as soon as you are through the first part the rest just flies away and you will speed through the book. There are twists and turns, and fun new characters, and reunions and much much more! You won't be able to put this book down once it starts up for real!
I just loved the Neverpeople/the other halves. It would be fun if this was true, I wouldn't mind meeting my other half, a guy (since I am a girl), and see how the opposite of me is living his life. Since I am a giant bookworm, I am guessing my opposite is a fan of something totally different. Now I am really curious about it!
But back to the book. Each of our characters have their opposites and it was hilarious to see them, and to see their differences. How Alice and Alan differ so much, but Hamish and Holly are quite the same in some weird way (even though I didn't like her revengepad and how she acted around people).
I also didn't exactly expect that one character's opposite to be that way, it was a bit weird.
I knew who Scarmarsh was quite fast, I was wondering how the guys and girls of the PDF didn't notice it sooner, then again, I guess the book would have been over too soon then. And that would have been a shame.
The end battle was a delight, and the reunion was so sweet I had tears in my eyes.
The ending was fun and hinted to a third book, so I am hoping there will be one some day.
The illustrations are still perfect for this book, I really like the style of the art. It fits the action and the excitement of the book.
I do hope that in the next book we will find out more about Scarmarsh, about the Terribles, about Belasko. I have so many questions still left and I would love them answered. :)
All in all, this was a fun, great, adventure-filled, happy book, and I would highly recommend it.
Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/