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I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

46. Trackers Book Two by Patrick Carman

Shantorian by Patrick Carman (Canada) - (US)
Trackers, Book Two

Pages: 169
Ages: 10+
Finished: Feb. 21, 2011
First Published: Jan. 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: children, spy, thriller
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

Subject is alert.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Scholastic Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Book One left us with four tech savvy teens being imprisoned and interrogated about a major computer hacker's crime. None of the teens were talking, as planned, leaving the talking up to Adam Henderson, their leader. Book Two continues on with that interrogation bringing in the name of the world's most infamous computer hacker, Shantorian. Whom no one has ever seen or knows anything about except that he always leaves his "weird eyed kid" signature behind him 0_o . I'll reveal nothing else about the plot as all questions will be answered and many surprises are in store for everyone involved.

Shantorian is unique for a second book in a series as it wraps up a storyline started in book one leaving only the barest thread to continue on into the next book. I had assumed this was going to be a trilogy (aren't they all?) but I'm more inclined to think this will be a multi book series or at possibly an ongoing series in the same vein as an adult crime series. Time will tell as I can't find a release date for book 3 as of this time.

I really enjoy the reading/video experience very much. Carman has come up with something totally unique. The videos are short, which I think is important or they would take away from the book. But they are just enough of a visual experience to really get you excited about the characters, the case, and the crime itself. Very well done, and I look forward to the book 3.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds different! Always good to have something different once in a while. Will have to look into it.