Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chance Fortune in the Shadow Zone by Shane Berryhill

Chance Fortune in the Shadow Zone (The Adventures of Chance Fortune)
After reading (and really liking) the first Chance Fortune book last year, I decided to read book #2 in the series.

Chance and the rest of the Outlaws become stuck in the Shadow Zone during a transport mishap. It seems they all have lost their superpowers and must fight off an attack from the Shadowmen. When several members of the Outlaws are captured by the Shadowmen, Chance and the rest of the Outlaws team up with some of the children of the supervillains sentenced to exile in the Shadow Zone to rescue them.

The entire book takes place in the Shadow Zone, so those wanting to see more from Burlington Academy won't see it here. I did enjoy seeing more of the dynamics of the Outlaws team and how characters continued to develop. This is a fast-paced read, with the story moving from action scene to action scene. While I think someone who hasn't read the first book could pick it up and understand what's going on, I don't think they would fully appreciate the story. I'd strongly recommend reading this series in order.

Overall, I found Chance Fortune in the Shadow Zone a fun story and a must-read for fans of the first book. Hopefully, we'll see more books about Chance in the future.  It's a 'B' book for me, entertaining!

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