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- thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the ARC in exchange for an early review.
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Thank you NetGalley for access to this arc in exchange for an honest review!

Travelers is a very crazy (the good kind!) & entertaining read and one I rate 3 stars despite jumping into without reading the first novel. Yes this book is actually a sequel to the original story “Freaks” which I personally have yet to read! So I can assume it would just add more to the rating if I were to go back and read it! 

This book is about high school friends aka the “freaks” who all have powers and are constantly being watched by the CIA and attempt to conceal their powers as much as possible. But what happens when the freaks are faced with a stronger force than they could ever imagine? Rabbit, a shape shifting god, is now closer to destroying the freaks. Is this a battle they can win? Where do the CIA stand within this battle? & how will this affect their powers? I would definitely recommend this book!
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This was a really nice whirlwind of a read. It's one-hundred percent the kind of book I would have obsessed over when I was a teen!
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Unfortunately, when I requested this book, I didn’t realize it was a sequel. I did at least catch what was going on, but the first scene was jarring.

This book was definitely not written for me and I can get behind what it was trying to do, but ultimately, it fell short for me. The characters were fun and it was decent read, but I can’t say I’d pick up the third or go back to the first.
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The continuation of the story picks up at the end of where 'Freaks' leaves off. Mr Riley connects mythology with the superhero-young adult fantasy. This book could even stand along well on its own. The old gang is back and their characters grow and relationships become more complicated as more join the action. The story finished off with potential for another book. Teenage readers of action-fantasy will find this an heart-pounding read. Nicely narrated slowly enough that readers can follow along with a book. Dialect and voice pitches help make the different characters' conversation easier to follow.
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Well, what can I say about the second instalment in this series? 

I enjoyed Travelers more than the first in the series, Freaks. I thought the storytelling flowed better and I enjoyed the progression in Riley’s characters. I also welcomed the nods to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other pop culture references. 

I read this alongside the audiobook version and it just flowed. I found it easier to follow than the first book and I found myself thinking about what was going to happen next when I wasn’t reading or listening. 

I’d like to thank NetGalley, Imbrifex Books and Brett Riley for a copy of both the audiobook and e-book in return for an honest review.
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I loved this book! I love the character development, especially Christian’s. I loved the addition of Native American lore as well. I specifically saved this review for Easter cuz hello, Rabbit! The great hare in Native American history went by a few names but appeared as a rabbit most often. I also saw some hints to the chinese rabbit god. He is said to manage love between homosexuals & in this book there’s a love interest that fits. Nod to both rabbit gods, maybe? I kinda thought so. Found it super neat for someone who loves reading about different mythologies.

Loved the history rolled into fiction but in the modern era. Not an easy task to pull off. All characters have their own personalities & with so many new characters, that’s also not so easy to pull off. I got thru this book super quickly & can’t wait for the next one. I suspect at least one of these new characters are going to play a pivotal role in the future of the Freaks.
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I gave it 3.5 stars but I can round it up to 4!!
I really enjoyed this book. I have been waiting for a book that kept me entertained from the beginning to end and not gonna lie, I think I found it. I listened to the audiobook and I really recommend it because the narrator is really good. However, I also read it in the ebook format too. The characters were amazing in my opinion and I liked the fact they were not made out to be perfect. 
I will recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to get out of a reading slump because this will absolutely bring you out of it.
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I did not realize this was the second installment of a series and I did not read the first book. With that being said though, I was able to catch up and get a feel for the characters. There was enough reference to what happened in the first book to make sense of it 
I listened to the audio version of this book and I really enjoyed the narrator. The middle section of the book felt like it dragged a little bit but there was plenty of action at the end. It wasn't a book that, for me personally, I was carving time out of my day to get back to. I never felt fully invested and that could be because I didn't read the first book. 
Overall, the writing was well done and the storyline was easy to follow. I think this is a good book for YA who are into fantasy for sure. Definitely look at reviews from others who read the first book as well though!
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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC. All reviews are my own. 

I requested this book before it was made clear that it was a sequel and I could've researched the series a little better, but I must admit I feel a little catfished. 

This book was better than the first, the characters were more established and we jumped straight into the story. 

I still don't think these books are for me, and that's ok! I'm sure someone else will love these friends gain superpowers books! 

I do have to note that the narrator again was amazing! 10/10
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Yeah no, this book is a whole Lotta no for me. 
I just kept getting grossed out and I don’t know why. It’s not  particularly bloody or violent. But just a holler no foe me The writing is good the narration is good it’s just not me
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this really surprised me. I am amazed.

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ARC audiobook provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

“Travelers” is a sequel to the book “Freaks” about friends in high school who have accidentally gain super powers, which they previously used in the first book to fight a supernatural being.  In this book, the friends are hunted by a secret government task force bent on capturing and containing them.  However, the government guys aren’t the only thing to fear: a godlike creature has emerged and seeks to destroy the group of friends.

I found this young adult book to be better than the first book in the series.  This book was a quick easy read.  The story flows quickly from beginning to end.  The characters are beginning to be developed further, engaging the reader more.  The group of friends prepare to fight the newest evil in their town, but there is a bit of discord amongst them.  Something is happening with Micah, but the group doesn’t seem to see what’s happening.  It raises questions that are left unanswered, but these set this story up for the next book in the series.

My copy of this book was an audiobook, so I must comment on the narration.  I did find the narrator did a good job with the story.  The character voices were well done, and the entire narrative flowed easily.  I would give the narrator a five-star review.

Overall, this book was just above middle-of-the-road for me, hence I would give it a 3.5-star review.  I think the concept was once again great, but it doesn’t quite reach its full potential.  The story does set itself up for the next sequel, and I believe the story concept was interesting enough that I’ll pick it up.  I think this book would work well for a young adult reader looking for an interesting supernatural/horror novel.  If you don’t expect too much, this is a pretty fun read.
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I enjoyed this one and I haven’t even read the others in the series.  I like the setting in Arkansas as well as the diversity of the characters.  It was also nice how the racial tension was addressed in the book. This one was fast paced but had the right amount of character development.  It’s hard to get to know characters when there are so many with important parts to the story, but this one was perfect.  I really enjoyed it.
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This is the second instalment in the Freaks trilogy. The characters will well established and the storyline took off running. There was bit of a lull in the middle but ended pretty good. This book had a good take on modern world, and still gives the readers that bit of fantasy we all crave now and then.
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The Freaks are back and with a whole new set of troubles. With the government officials constantly tailing them and basic teenage problems the group of friends have enough to worry about when an Ancient God comes to town to punish them for the crimes committed by their ancestors. Will the group be able to save themselves and all of man kind from this angry god before its too late? Or will the government officials get to them first.?!?
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A follow up to YA book Freaks (which I rated 3/5)

The start of this book was a lot more heavy on the folklore than the previous which I really enjoyed, it gave a kind of historical thread running through. They’ve really built on the characters from Freaks which was needed, and makes the story a lot more engaging. Although it is a little slower in the first half, it was good to recap some things and I think it gave a better indication of the teams dynamics. I could definitely see a YA audience enjoying this and I feel this is an improvement on the last book.

(Also I find the current cover a little weird/ phallic - Maybe the colour of the rabbits muzzle could be altered so it's not the same as the person?)

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Expected to be on the edge of my seat and I was in the second half but the first half I wasn't a huge fan of but I did like it. I feel like so many would love this book but it just wasn't for me. I am so grateful to have gotten an advanced listeners copy of this book.
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