I’m so excited to share this review with all of you! I finished reading the Gregor books last summer and it’s now one of my most favorite series! I hope you enjoy my review and give the series a try. 🙂
The Underland Chronicles is a series of five books (Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Gregor and the Marks of Secret and finally, Gregor and the Code of Claw) which tell the story of Gregor, who does not lead your typical twelve-year-old life. His dad went missing a year ago and hasn’t contacted since. It’s summer now and he hardly sees his mother as she is working to provide for their poor little family living in a cramped apartment. Meanwhile, he cares for his two younger sisters as well as his grandma who is slowly losing touch with reality. It’s a big responsibility for someone so young—but it all changes the day Gregor and his two-year-old sister fall down a grate in the laundry room and land in the Underland. In this new world, thousands of feet below New York City, people are pale and have purple eyes; cockroaches, rats and bats are ginormous; and it is always dark. All Gregor wants is to return home, but when he finds out that the Underland has a prophecy—and he’s in it—he realizes his journey home is going to be longer and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
When I finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy a year and a half ago, I wanted more. Whenever I read a book (or series) that I really, really like, I usually look up the author and see what else he/she has written. So, when I had finished Katniss and Peeta’s story, I looked up Suzanne Collins and found she had written the Underland Chronicles before writing the Hunger Games. I checked out the first book from the library and started reading. It was pretty good. Not extraordinary or anything, but there was a cool twist at the end and I enjoyed the concept, so I requested the second book. This book, too, yielded similar results. It was pretty good; nice twist at the end. I supposed I may as well finish the series, but so far, I liked Hunger Games a lot more. Then I read the third book and that’s when it changed.
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