Today I will be reviewing The Crossways, the second book in the Time Captives trilogy, by Morgan Huneke. Enjoy!
Emily, Allan, Jill and Joey have finally reunited with their long lost ancestors, the Time Captives, and are on a quest to free the rightful king of Calhortz from his long imprisonment on an island. He and his family can only be freed using an object of great importance and power – the Redona. This is the key to their freedom but, although they know exactly where it is, it won’t be easy to obtain. Can they retrieve the Redona from its hiding place before they are captured by pirates? Will they be able to acquire the Redona at all?
I loved this book! Although the Time Captives’ story was quite interesting, I preferred the stories about Eleanor in the past. It flipped quite a lot between the past and the present, but it was written really well and I really enjoyed it! Some parts were slightly boring, but other parts left my mouth gaping in shock. It is quite difficult, but I have to say that Eleanor was probably my favourite character, closely followed by Jill. Eleanor’s character was a lot more significant in this book, and Jill seemed to have changed a bit from the first book – she seemed more mature. Overall it was a great book, better than the first, and I highly recommend it!
Simi Star rating: **** (4 stars)