Not my usual M.O., but I decided to review the entire trilogy, not just the recently released third book. I re-read the first 2 because I realized when I started book 3, that it had been far too long since I'd thought about Kayla's story.
Note: these books do not stand alone well. But, that's okay.
|The Bar Code Tattoo|
Originally published in 2004
Time and practice pays off for Weyn with this second installment. The story line line less haphazard and you're quickly pulled back in. The love triangle is a little less triangular and the characters are relate-able and like-able. You definitely want to root for Kayla and her friends, and not just because they are the obvious good guys in the story.
Now, characterization is still running second to the story/ I'd still like more depth from anyone other than Kayla. In general, this book is faster and more thrilling than the first. There's more action and bigger climactic points.
But you still need closure, so you pick up the third one...
|The Bar Code Prophecy|
Published in 2012
What do you think??
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the ebook galley for The Bar Code Prophecy from Scholastic Incorporated through the netGalley publisher/reader connection program. The Bar Code Tattoo and The Bar Code Rebellion are from my personal collection. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.