Neuvel's sophomore book in the series shines where the first fell slightly flat. While the prose and formatting are still slightly confusing it won't stop you from reading this time around.
The girl that fell to Themis's hand in her youth, Dr. Rose Franklin, is back from the dead; and more confused than ever. As loyalties and government ties are tested, the world hangs in the balance as a new titan shows its head in one of the most populated cities in the world. Do they mean harm? Or are they here to collect what's theirs? This book is fast paced and intriguing-and you won't be able to put it down.
Waking Gods picks up where Sleeping Giants left off, answering a lot of questions and actually coming to a pretty satisfying conclusion. The logistics I didn't really like about the first book are remedied in this one. Although formatting is still a problem, it's way easier to understand what's going on, with a lot more showing than telling. I would highly recommend giving it a chance if you love scifi and alien encounters.
Waking Gods will be available April 4th, 2017
*I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*