The series cannot be read as a stand-alone. Both books start a bit scattered and it’s hard to grasp where they are or what’s happening, it felt a bit fast paced and underwhelming. The fluidity and seamless ability was a little lacking. But once making it past the first few chapters i was understanding and it was flowing.
She provides a ton of detail and wonderfully diverse characters focusing on the rescue of their parents. This store is packed full of adventure, twist, turns, and chaos! It seems there were hidden messages in the story about civilization and education.
Recommended as leisure read, to learn and grasp what the author is trying to say