Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): The adventure continues! With the first element (earth) painfully collected within the Oracle, Ret Cooper and his friends return home to find that things are only heating up. Thanks to some mischief caused by the peculiar Benjamin Coy, Ret’s second scar makes its explosive debut. But what does it mean, and where will it take them? These questions gnaw at Ret as he begins his sophomore year at Tybee High. With challenging twists, inspired turns, and a few unexpected surprises, our hero once again confronts danger and disaster, while discovering newfound feelings for a certain female companion. Old friends and foes, along with a few new ones, follow Ret as more of our world’s mysteries lead him to Fire Island and the second element (fire). Ancient artifacts, a hot-air balloon, lines in the desert, a city in the mountains, tribal societies, and even the navel of the world all play their parts in Ret’s continued quest to fill the Oracle.
My Review: *I received this book in return for an honest review.* Much like book one, this was a very fun and entertaining read! It was extremely funny, the characters went to some pretty awesome places, and there were a couple of well-placed lessons to learn.
I didn't feel like there was a whole lot of depth to some of the characters. I don't really know who they are. Sometimes I felt like there was too much description and it slowed the plot down, and I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get to see more of the bad guy.
The end... cliffhanger. Gah! But I did really enjoy this book, and I definitely look forward to book three!
Thanks for reading!