Book Review: The Pilgrims of Rayne

The Pilgrims of Rayne
The Pilgrims of Rayne by D.J. MacHale

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every single book in this series is amazing! Every chapter blows me away. I never know what is going to happen next, and I’m always surprised by the impossible plot twists.

This time Bobby is fighting to save the territory of Ibara and the small village of Rayne. Ibara seems like a peaceful paradise, but this territory holds a secret that even Bobby will have trouble with, and the Traveler from Ibara wants nothing to do with him. The evil Saint Dane is up to his clever tricks again, but Bobby is having trouble telling right from wrong, and there is no way to figure out how to counteract Saint Dane’s evil plans.
While Bobby is fighting for Ibara, Mark and Courtney are stranded in the past on First Earth in the 1930s. Mark is in danger of being murdered at sea, and it’s up to Courtney to stop the invention of the robotic dados.

It amazes me how all the story lines and characters from different worlds come together so beautifully in all these books. It’s like this intricate web of plot and people that draws in so neatly; it leaves me in awe of the scope of the writing. Simply brilliant!

I love how we are dragged back and forth between dizzying triumph and devastating defeat countless times in each book. Just when I think the heroes have won, there comes a terrible plot twist that tears out my heart, and keeps me reading into the wee hours.

Bobby is such a wonderful main character. I feel all his ups and downs. I cheer for him, and weep with him. He’s so deliciously human, making foolish mistakes, feeling impossible combinations of emotion, and through it all he’s so wonderfully heroic. I simply adore him!

Can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

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