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I’ve been so impressed with this series and the final book in the trilogy did not disappoint. The stakes are higher, the action is nonstop, and the alternating POV continues to naturally drive the story forward.
The crytogens have arrived! Oppel uses just enough details from real animals to describe the crytogens that readers are able to build a fascinating mental image, but remain desperate to collect additional details as they get deeper into the book.
Anaya, Petra, and Seth have become more comfortable with their new abilities bringing more responsibility for each of them as they work towards their shared goal of stopping the invasion. The characters spend more time apart, which makes the time they are together feel that much more special.
Now that I’ve finished the series I’m looking forward to rereading it and hoping for a film adaptation.
This final book in the series starts where right where book two ended, and the action continues non-stop from there. The series wraps up well, showing the earth and the characters moving on from the invasion. But I found myself still longing to know more about Anaya, Petra and Seth and the rest of their lives: a sign of a great book! The whole series is highly recommended for Middle Grade readers who like action, adventure and science fiction.
I am sad to part with this trilogy now that it is over. However, Oppel ended it with a bang. He does such an amazing job using vivid words to describe what is happening, what characters look like, and the emotions of each and every character too. The second book leaves you in a huge cliffhanger, and this one picks up right where you were dying to know what happened next, but as Oppel always does, he continues to build that suspense throughout the story. There were several times during the invasion on Earth that I did not think it would be merely possible to save the world. The deceit, violence, and lies were never-ending. I don't want to share too much, but this is a series that young readers will love and become fully immersed in. Hopefully, this leads to picking up more books by Oppel, too!
Thrive by Kenneth Oppel is an outstanding, exciting, edge-of-your seat thrilling conclusion to this science fiction trilogy called The Overthrow. From the first book, I was captivated by this series. Initially I was drawn in by the idea behind it but was kept their by the interesting main characters. I don't want to give away too much of the book, but I can say that Anaya, Petra and Seth continue to face challenges in both their physical and mental abilities as well as their friendship. A great series I will certainly be adding to my school library and talking up for many years.
I absolutely loved this trilogy. The characters are believable and likeable and I found myself muttering in anger when things went wrong (as they invariably do). Excellent plot that I haven't read before and the imagination to create some of the beasts is incredible. Anaya, Petra and Seth will stay with me for a while.