I really enjoyed it. It's an easy, fast paced read, with some very good theories on time travel, mixed with the end of the world.
Written from the viewpoint of a 16 year old girl, from within a rich family, she has some social difficulties in her life and when she ends up at a new school, she finds a place in where she doesn't have to not disturb the social structures. It's then she gets introduced into a time travel world and things start to happen with her new friends. You learn more about the time travel idea and slowly find out the fate of humankind. It's thrilling and fast paced as always from Matthew Reilly.
Recommend it for a rainy day. Or sunny day for that matter.
Reilly does something differant here with mixed results. In truth TSR is much more readable than Reilly's other work with a female lead that wholly focuses on ...Chess.
Reilly claims this is not a YA novel and yes as a 30 something I didn't mind it but I can't help feeling that a female voice would have bought something differant to the character of Skye. The book is violent almost too much for any YA and not because of the action. Reilly almost relishes the personalised torture of the characters in a way The Circle never did. Some squeamish second half details are visceral in their execution.
The "time travel" is functional logical and well established whilst not being overbearing.
I cringed as a male reading another male try and explain what a period was in any sort of seriousness but on the whole TSRoNY very almost becomes a great allogry of the Animal Farm that is the 1% being overthrown by the rest of society.
Only Matthew Riley could find the adventure in running back and forth through Central Park...
While I think that Reilly's early chapters focusing on wealthy high school drama could've benefitted from him binging Gossip Girl's first two seasons, the time travel portions are tense, and there are definitely unexpected twists. Much like The Tournament, this novel is a gripping departure from Reilly's regular heroes and is well worth the quick read.
I consider Matthew Reilly to be almost as legendary as Stephen King. As always I loved this story. The pace of the story is as usual for his works...superfast! I highly recommend this for both young and old alike.
I have been following Matthew Reilly since 2005 and each book is powerful reading The Secret Runners does not disappoint. You become involved with every character. And the secret twist...... what would you do if you thought the world as you know it is about to end?????
I am a huge fan of Matthew Reilly and this book does not disappoint, thoroughly enjoyable read and fastest book I have ever read within 2 days, faced paced, easy to read with a climatic ending. I look forward to Matthew Reilley's next book.
Matthew Reilly books are always great, this book was fantastic. I started reading and had to know more. It kept me guessing and getting more interested with each twist and turn. Would definitely recommend this book.