Sep 28, 2014

"The Never War" by D. J. MacHale

Title: The Never War

Author: D. J. MacHale

Series: Pendragon, #3

My rating: 4 of 5
(Book read from September 24th to September 26th, 2014.)


Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth.
Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?

My Thoughts on the Book:

The adventures of Bobby Pendragon as a Traveler continue in the third Pendragon book - The Never War. And believe me, it was a good one. Once again, I was totally wrapped up in the story, and I knew there were some difficult choices before Bobby, and I was pretty sure what they'll be quite early on, and even though I was right, that didn't diminish my enjoyment. My heart was actually breaking for Bobby, for Spader. And that villain Saint Dane - he's so villainous & I hate him for what he tried to do &/or did to Bobby. I'm not saying which was it...

There were a few new characters a.k.a Travelers, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them in the future books, but the one we saw most of was Gunny - and I adored him as a character!

This story was fast-paced, funny, highly entertaining, full of danger, and so heartbreaking, and quite the adventure in time & space. I loved the whole timey-wimey aspect. Then again - I have a thing about stories like that.

That's all I'm going to say about this book. It was such a good sequel, and I love Bobby Pendragon as a character even more now. I love how much he grew up in this book, yet I'm still heartbroken over it. That's what happens when a character sneaks into my heart. 

That being said, I'm so excited about what comes next! Obviously, I was going to continue with the series because I love it, but after reading the description of The Reality Bug - I'm barely managing to stop myself from starting it, because I have some other books I need to read first, and I think (and have a feeling) it just might be the best Pendragon book so far...

I highly recommend the Pendragon series to every fan of adventure, fantasy, science fiction & time travel - and if you're a fan of all of them, then the Pendragon adventures are a must-read!




  1. We have tons of Pendragons at the bookstore I work at and I've been dying to try them out- sounds great, thank you for sharing!!
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

    1. Yes, there are 10 in this series. I hope you'll try & enjoy them :) And you're welcome & thanks for stopping by!