Last year, Ariel’s life was ripped apart. She’s finally started to put the pieces together again, and is looking forward to summer break. That’s when a dream brings her back to the mysterious Dexter Orphanage. With the return of an unlikely person in her life, Ariel begins to find out answers to the secrets that plagued her — what was wrong with her grandmother? Why did Henry suddenly start dating the popular snobby girl whom he seemed to previously hate? And what really happened to Jenna? As the threads are unraveled, Ariel realizes that she’s peering into a world that no one else can see. The highly anticipated sequel to “Gravity”.
If you read GRAVITY and was disappointed or angry about the lack of answers, fret no more! UNCERTAINTY not only gives you a good number of answers, but also delves you further into the mystery of Hell.
Last year I fell in love with the fact that Boyd didn’t answer any questions and only hinted at something far worse about the small town of Hell. Naturally, my curiousity and admiration of the way she writes, I delved into the second book. I wasn’t surprised at her writing. If anything, she improved style wise. What I was surprised was the little nuances she hinted in the beginning and wrapped up in the resolution. The attention to detail was amazing and they were the most mundane things that turned out to be important. Love it!
And then there are the characters. We delve more into Ariel’s family and learn more about the families associated to the Thornhill Society. Though Thornhill is still predominantly a mystery, we learn a lot in this book that was addressed but never resolved in GRAVITY. Seriously, I am more involved in this series because of this book.
Like my assumptions before, something smells odd in Hell and GRAVITY was only the tip of a large iceberg. In UNCERTAINTY, we just barely go under the surface. Still more questions, excited about the answers.