Eeek! Think that’s a monster? Nope: it’s a person. What terrible weapon could do this…? Errr – well, that used to be top-secret. Problem: it’s not quite so secret anymore. Dev messed up big time the day he let the ruthless Shadow Helix gang into the Inventory. What is the Inventory, we hear you ask? Well, it’s the secret lockup for all the deadly battle tech the world is NOT ready for. Which is why letting it get nicked was a REALLY BAD IDEA. Now the Shadow Helix have Newton’s Arrow: a terrifying weapon that messes with gravity, causing … well, you get the picture from this book’s cover. Dev and his mates HAVE to get it back – even if it means crossing the entire globe. To stop this evil, no trip is too far!
What I Thought:
What a fantastic follow-up to Iron Fist! As good as the first Inventory book was, Gravity picks up the baton and runs with it, making another exciting mystery, with lots of original gadgets and gizmos, helping Dev, Lot and Mason to retrieve the items stolen in the Inventory heist.
There are some new, nefarious characters alongside others who help guide Dev through his missions and foil the evil plans of Double Helix.
Although Gravity is an adverture tale – and there is plenty of that – there are also some important questions thrown up by Dev’s ‘unique situation’ (no book one spoilers!), questions about who we are as people, what makes us who we are and how our mistakes make us human. It’s really nice to see a book aimed at younger readers looking at some of these deeper questions, alongside the obviously entertaining action plot.
About the Author:
Andy Briggs is a screenwriter, producer and author of the Hero.com, Villain.net and Tarzan series. Andy has worked on film development for Paramount and Warner Bros, as well as working with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and producer Robert Evans. With a strong social media following, Andy tours the UK regularly, doing festival, school and library events.
I was sent a copy of Gravity by the publisher (Scholastic) for participation in the blog tour and in return for an honest review – all views are my own…