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But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors -- boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy. To the authorities, Nessa's guilt is obvious. Her punishment is to be sent back to the nightmare of the Grey Land for the rest of her life.
Meanwhile, with the help of a real traitor, the enemy come pouring into Ireland at the head of a terrifying army. Every human they capture becomes a weapon. Anto and the last students of his old school must find a way to strike a blow at the invaders before they lose their lives, or even worse, their minds. But with every moment Anto is confronted with more evidence of Nessa's guilt.
For Nessa, the thought of seeing Anto again is the only thing keeping her alive. But if she escapes, and if she can find him, surely he is duty-bound to kill her Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions 8. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Invasion , please sign up. I don't understand how the Sidhe get all of the people to make into monsters if when people are called they always return? Angela Shea They use the people who they captured from the boats and planes who tried to leave Ireland, or from past times when the portals opened, like Father …more They use the people who they captured from the boats and planes who tried to leave Ireland, or from past times when the portals opened, like Father Ambrosia.
Will there be a third book? See 2 questions about The Invasion…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 27, Ellen Gail rated it it was ok Shelves: kindle , high-expectations-low-reality. An invasion. I expected more of the same with the sequel The Invasion , as well as plenty of new surprises. I got surprises all right.
Mild spoilers throughout, but anything heavy duty will be marked. And spoilers for The Call. Let's start with what I did like: Aoife! I didn't think about her much in the first book. She was Emma's rather despondent girlfriend. I mean she literally laid in bed for a good portion of the book. Which was totally understandable given the circumstances, but boring. You never expect the secondary character who did next to nothing in book 1 to shine so hard in book 2!
I actually wish we would have gotten more Aoife chapters. She's easily the best character here. Second best would be Alanna Breen, who might not biologically be a mother, but damn if she isn't mom of the year. More things I liked! There's more excellent creativity on display here. We get to see more creatures in the Grey Land. So the Grey Land gets to expand in creativity a little more, beyond the brief glimpses we see during the call.
Also, Melanie! I honestly never expected her story to continue, but I'm glad it did. I loved her survivor's perspective. What bargains would you make? Now we move onto the section of stuff I liked significantly less.
Alllll that shit with Anto and the army. The infestation squad makes no sense. And neither does Anto's unquestioning acceptance of everything happening. He keeps thinking, "Gee, I wonder what's happening to Nessa? Also, what happened to the government wanting post-call survivors to start procreating right away? Not that I wanted to have a book full of nothing but Anto and Nessa boning because NO, but that would make more sense at least. Their population is being decimated. The people the army should be recruiting are those over 18 who either unable or unwilling to have kids.
That's how fucking ridiculous this is and I'm mad about it. If someone had told me in between books that what happened Then I get even madder because I made myself reread it and in a series full of gruesome body horror, I have never been so horrified. I'm just going to type it. Anto fucked Liz Sweeney They did the horizontal mambo. Knocked boots. Went heels to jesus. Had a pants off dance off. Did a bit of pole polishing.
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But I've got to question his taste. Liz Sweeney of all people? I mean, she tortured Nessa. She was totally willing to help Conor plan to break both of Nessa's arms. I feel totally comfortable calling Liz a bad person and judging Anto for his choice in bedmates. Nessa, and the plot around her. I know, I know, I liked her so much before! She was a survivor against the odds, and that flies back in her face this time. How could she possibly have survived her call when she can barely even run? There's only one explaination - she must be a traitor. So, great plot idea! Unfortunately everything at the prison was boring.
Melanie was criminally underused and I thought there was going to be an interesting mystery developing with Angela. But apparently not? Did she keep shrinking until she was back in the Grey Land? Did the professor put her in the iron room? I have no earthly idea.
Let's talk about the ending. She knows if she steps back through the doorway, she will be instantly killed, cause, you know, they all think she's a traitor. And the doorway is closing anyway, so she'll never see beautiful green Ireland again. It's nothing but a long miserable life of pain and colorlessness in the Grey Land for her, as long as she can keep fighting every minute of every day to keep her life. So what is Anto to do but jump through the doorway and join Nessa in the Grey Land? Or that he had spent the previous I-don't-even-remember-how-many chapters filled with rage and convinced of her being a traitor.
Oh there's a "maybe they get a happy ending" epilogue tacked on, with rumors of them being seen in the woods in Ireland. But honestly, it felt cheap. I DID like seeing Aoife as a happy grandma. That part felt genuine and sweet.
Which could just be a typo, I'm not like enraged about this. And if you just skipped to the bottom, well then you missed out on all the nudity and free tequila shots. So it's your loss really. Really, I wanted so much more from The Invasion. I liked The Call a lot, I even reread it before I read this one. I hardly ever reread!
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And it just fell flat for me in many ways. I liked several individual things, but the characters and plot overall were lackluster. And when it didn't work, ohhhhh boy did it not. Long story short: Pre-review ramblings, from when I was younger and full of optimism: It's here, it's on my Kindle. That feeling when you finish a kick ass book and the sequel doesn't even have a release date yet. All I need now is for someone to give me the actual book!
View all 19 comments. Apr 11, Tammie rated it really liked it Shelves: horror-dark. I really enjoyed this duology. For whatever reason, I really love creepy, twisted, and dark books and this duology has it all. There are several different narratives in this book but the strongest involves my favorite character Nessa. Nessa is still front and center in The Invasion and despite her severely deformed legs, she is a force to be reckoned with.
With the Grey Land revisited and humans finall I really enjoyed this duology. With the Grey Land revisited and humans finally standing up against the Sidhe, this is one interesting book. I would recommend this to fans that enjoy both horror and fantasy books. View all 4 comments. Jun 08, Justine rated it really liked it Shelves: read , audiobook , lodestar I thought this was an excellent follow up to The Call.
Having read the first book I was prepared for grim and dark, and The Invasion pretty much delivers. The experiences of horror come this time not just from the Sidhe, but also from other humans. Of course they think Nessa is a traitor, otherwise how else could she have survived her Call? I found the whole nightmare Nessa has to endure as an accused traitor almost as stressful and horrifying as any trips to the Grey Land.
If you liked The Call , you will find this conclusion to the duology equally satisfying. View all 7 comments. Apr 06, Sara Grossaint rated it liked it Shelves: , audiobook-best-narrators , the-cover-is-rad. The wicked imagery and haunting descriptors alone were enough to make the first book memorable, but I remember, upon finishing it, sighing rather contentedly, shuddering at remembering the horrific things that had just been read to me, then accepting the story of Nessa and Anto was done and over with before continuing on working on my Halloween costume.
Strangely, I was wrong in assuming that, for once, well enough could have possibly been left alone for a young adult fantasy with a romantic subplot. But, silly me, I forgot I had read a young adult fantasy with a romantic subplot. Of course there was going to be a fucking sequel, of course! Regardless, I still stuck this on the good ol' "Anticipated Reads" list, mostly because I was just curious what they were going to unravel from The Call 's perfectly wrapped up ending to have enough plot threads to string this sequel onto. The base plot for this duology and dear god, please leave it as a duology; this ended great, do not fucking ruin it again is already weird enough, being about evil fairies that magically transport kids to another world for a day, wherein the most upsetting and haunting things imaginable could happen to said kids to prevent them from returning to their world alive or whole.
It's weird, but I dig it. But the events of this book are less surreal and strange weird and more confusing and incomprehensible weird. It still has a bit of that original surreal quality, but a lot of things happen in the book that I genuinely could not combat with any of the knowledge or logic it or its predecessor had equipped me with. With all that said, I still enjoyed the way things wrapped up. If there had to be a sequel, I would have rather it be implemented without tearing a huge gash in the first book's ending, but I am happy with how things ended.
I especially liked the epilogue. It was a really cool way to show what this horrific event had done to Ireland and the world, for that matter as a whole.
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Definitely not a necessary addition, but certainly not an entirely unwelcome one. Took me a bit to warm up to the idea and, despite my almost constant confusion, I still enjoyed myself, especially the parts where Amy Shiels's dreamy voice was reading descriptions of some of the most sickening body horror I've ever heard of; I'm here for that shit any day, man Don't do it. View 2 comments. Apr 26, Fiona rated it really liked it Shelves: fairytales , horror , dystopia , sad.
This follow up lacks some of the punch of the original not entirely it's fault; a lot of that punch was that I'd never read anything like that before , but pulls none as it follows after it's sibling. We pick up right where we left off, and I highly recommend reading the first book again if it's been a while. There's a lot of people to keep up with, and if you're a little fuzzy on the details, there's not a lot of catch up - I did reread the first book before diving into this one, and it really paid off.
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The uplifting mood to the end of the last book is pretty quickly brought back to reality, and we see a resolution for everyone. As with the last book, not everyone is getting a happy ending; good, because it wouldn't fit with this series at all.
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This is definitely a duology I'll come back to, and one I would absolutely recommend to anyone who knows better than to disturb a fairy ring in the wild! Also - very intrigued by the author's note on appreciating the populations of Australia and New Zealand at the end! I would love to know that story - I'll have to settle for getting myself that coffee tomorrow instead Jun 23, Schizanthus rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle-food , content-warnings , hugofinalists.
In The Call we were introduced to Nessa and Anto. Despite incredible odds they both survived their Calls, so this should be the story of their happily ever after, right? Yeah, maybe not. There may not even be an ever after! Three minutes and four seconds. Then they come back, living or dead; twisted into hideous shapes or bewildered and whole.
But return they always do. Or at least they used to. I found I either loved or hated the women in this book. I loved Karim and Taaft, who commanded respect with their strength, leadership, determination and bravery. The professor intrigued me and I wished for more time to get to know them. They did not get anywhere near the page time that I had hoped they would.
I wanted more time with Melanie as well although the resolution of her story satisfied me and I wanted to find out what happened after we saw Angela last. I had high hopes for Liz Sweeney but her contribution to the story fell flat for me. Come and get her!