Apr 30, 2011

#57 - "The Black" by D. J. MacHale (ARC)

Title: The Black
Author: D. J. MacHale
Series: Morpheus Road, Book 2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Aladdin
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4169-6517-6

Cooper Foley always had a knack for finding trouble, but nothing he’s ever experienced could have prepared him for his latest adventure: He has landed square in the middle of a border war between the worlds of the living and the dead.
At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall Seaver learned the truth about what happened to his missing best friend, Cooper. Now, the mystery continues to unfold, only this time through Cooper’s eyes.

What did Marshall’s terrifying encounters with Gravedigger have to do with spirits from another existence? Who is Damon, and what role did he play in Cooper’s dilemma? Most importantly, what is the mysterious Morpheus Road? 
It’s time to learn, as bestselling author and master of thrilling suspense D.J. MacHale delivers another fast-paced, fantastical story that has all of existence hanging in the balance.

My rating: 5 of 5

My thoughts on the book:
I'm glad I re-read The Light before reading The Black, because in this one are the same events, but what happened to Cooper at the same time. This book started on a lighter note than The Light, because Coop is quite different character than Marshall, more fun & outgoing, but quite likable, too. I'm glad I learned more about him. But soon, once again I was wrapped up in the story & I couldn't stop reading it! So, I loved this one, too & I wasn't disappointed. I'll have to mention the epilogue in this one. I was really happy for Marshall at the beginning of it, because I love him as a character & he deserves some happiness, but it's not over yet. I won't spoil it, but the epilogue was surprising & really good & sad (I got tears in my eyes) & let's just say, it left me wanting for the sequel right now, but I'll guess I'll just have to wait for a year. I highly recommend this book & the series!



    1. I cannot wait to read The Black. I really loved The Light and I am glad you enjoyed this one.

    2. Sounds like an interesting trilogy..I'll have to start with #1 though.