Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book Review: Red

This morning I finished reading Red by Ted Dekker.  This is the second installment of The Circle Series.  I reviewed the first book Black about a month ago and you can read that here. 

Red (Book of History Chronicles: The Circle, #2) 

Red starts us of again following the life of Thomas Hunter, only now in his alternate reality 15 years have passed, though not even a full night has passed in his current reality.  The colored forest is gone and he and his people are now secluded in the forests where if they do not bathe daily in the lake their bodies and minds will be taken over by a disease.  They are at war with the Horde of the desert.  The Horde are those who have let the disease in and have turned away from the forest people and instead dwell in the heat of the desert.

In the other reality the virus is still threatening to kill off the entire population of the earth.  They are searching for an antivirus and time is beginning to run out.  There are less than three weeks before the virus takes full effect, and now the world is depending on Thomas.

It did take me a couple of weeks to get through this book.  It was mainly because of my own personal busyness and not because the book was uninteresting.  A whole new set of characters are emerging and complicating things.  The realities are more connected than anyone had realized before.  The pages kept turning and I devoured the story.  As it progresses I am getting more excited to see what the next installment has in store.  I am heading to the library today to pick it up!  Hooray!