More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (6 47 star ratings
6 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.2 out of 5
47
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
22 15 8 0 2

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Great read

    A thrilling continuation to The Sleeping Giant saga. Set in the same format as book 1; interviews, mission reports and personal logs make for an interesting read. The author does an excellent job at character and plot development with this format. Well worth the read.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Impossible to put down!

    I had so much fun reading this book! I recently listened to the first book in this series so I was pretty eager to fit this book into my reading schedule. It turned out to be one of those books that are almost impossible to put down. Every time I would tell myself that I was just going to read one more chapter something would happen in the story and one more chapter just wouldn't be enough. I ended up reading the whole book in a single day and enjoyed every minute of it. This book picks up ten years the events of the first book. This is a series that really does need to be read in order since it really is a continuation of the same larger story. Due to the nature of the series, there may be some spoilers for the first book in this review. If you haven't read the first book yet and plan to, I would recommend trying not to read anything about the later books in the series in order to avoid spoilers. Things have been pretty calm for the Themis team since the events of the previous book. That changes quickly when a second giant robot shows up in the middle of London. It doesn't really do anything at first but its presence alone seems threatening enough. The world is at a loss as to what they should do about it and fear what the robot is planning. Events get exciting really quickly and there may be more danger than they ever imagined. All of the characters from the first book are back for this installment. Since I recently listened to the audio of the first book, I had their voices in my head as I read through the journal entries, interviews, and reports. I think that this really added to the enjoyment of the story for me. Rose, Kara, and Vincent all have personal issues to deal with in this book in addition to the world events. There are some new characters that make an appearance and add to the story as well. I would recommend this series to others. It is a really great mix of characters cast in an incredibly exciting story. The book is told in such an interesting manner through journal entries, interviews, and documents. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this exciting series! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine via NetGalley.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    First 60% is great, then....

    It had been about a year since I read Sleeping Giants (which I loved), but thanks to Sylvain Neuvel skillful nods to the original, I was able to settle into Waking Gods quite quickly. You should however, read the first book in order for this to make any sense. The first 60% of the book is great. It was nice to be back with these characters as they learn, and then battle a mysterious alien force. After that point, however, Waking Gods starts to fall apart and I wasn’t on-board with some of the author’s choices. The distinction between characters started to narrow, and the format of the novel reminded me of the more unrealistic ‘found footage’ movies I had seen. The finale was even explained and replayed from three different vantage points, which wasn’t really necessary. I’m 50/50 on whether I’ll stick with the series.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Continued to surprise me

    This sequel was great. Full of actual surprises & twists. Great sci fi
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Captivating!

    Waking Gods is the second book of the Themis Files Trilogy. I thought the first book, Sleeping Giants was a solid read with a compelling story. I did end the first book intrigued and wanting more. Waking Gods surpassed my expectations in every way. I feel that this book had more twists, excitement and better pacing than the first book. I highly recommend this book. I am all in and hooked! I very much look forward to the third book in the trilogy.
47

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS
  • WINDOWS