Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Monday 22nd July 2024 - 13:43:40

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  

I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret review

« The Underland Chronicles 3 - Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods reviewThe Underland Chronicles 3 - Gregor and the Curse of the WarmbloodsThe Underland Chronicles 5 - Gregor and the Code of Claw reviewThe Underland Chronicles 5 - Gregor and the Code of Claw »

Score: 8.6/10  [2 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 5068 - The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret -  Written by: Suzanne Collins

The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret
July 2013

The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret product reviews

It's only a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfil his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival. Accompanied by his now-talkative little sister Boots, still considered the honorary "princess," Gregor joins forces with another princess - 12-year-old Luxa - and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable "Nibblers," or mice, from the rat army.

ares   boots   death   gregor   luxa   mice   prophecy   rats   ripred   suzanne collins   temp   underland   war
Other listings you may be interested in:
The UnQuietThe UnQuiet
Rating: 6.0
Adventure MasksAdventure Masks
Rating: 8.5
Maddigan's QuestMaddigan's Quest
Rating: 6.3
Rating: 9.5
Faery Tales & NightmaresFaery Tales & Nightmares
Rating: 9.8
Winter Be My ShieldWinter Be My Shield
Rating: 7.1
Popposites: An Opposites Pop-Up Book!Popposites: An Opposites Pop-Up Book!
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 9.6
Pippa Morgan's Diary #3 Trouble and SqueakPippa Morgan's Diary #3 Trouble and Squeak
Rating: 10.0
Ella Diaries #7: Friends Not ForeverElla Diaries #7: Friends Not Forever
Rating: 9.3
Tales of Aotearoa - 1 - How Maui Fished Up The North IslandTales of Aotearoa - 1 - How Maui Fished Up The North Island
Rating: 9.5
Tikanga: An introduction to te ao MaoriTikanga: An introduction to te ao Maori
Rating: 10.0
Black Spiral #2 - Lone WolfBlack Spiral #2 - Lone Wolf
Rating: 9.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of kiwiblondie

Review by: kiwiblondie (Michelle)
Dated: 7th of February, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

It was really clever to hide the prophecy as a child's song. Gregor goes to visit his mom, who is still trying to recover from the plague, and gets drawn into helping Luxa find out what has happened to the mice, why are they disappearing without a trace? They all believe it to be an easy goal, just as things look boring an earthquake makes a short trip last a few more days.

Gregor has to come to realise that he possibly made a wrong decision in a previous book which has caused a lot of pain and suffering. Gregor has to realise that once you have done something, right or wrong it can not be undone. How can things be put right?

Some rather obvious relationships are starting to be more noticeable, as usual nothing can be straight forward. Friendships are strengthened and we learn more about Hazard and his ability to learn insect languages, would that be something that could be useful?

What is the prophecy of Time? The underlanders are hesitant to tell Gregor anything about it, so he guesses that can only mean it tells of someone's death. It is a good lead in to the final book

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 26th of January, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.5/10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

After the events of book three, Gregor has spent much time visiting the Underland, all he expects is to be waiting for his mother to return with him and all will be well, but when Luxa receives a request for help from the Nibblers Gregor ends up drawn into another quest.

This time we don't have a prophecy hanging over Gregor's head, though there is the occasional mention of one that they don't want him to know about. This book is more of a prelude to the final book in the series and the two could have easily just been combined to create one bigger book, but given the age aimed at I can also understand Collins decision for a total of five instead of four books. I read this book directly after reading the third book, and couldn't put it down, started it last night and finished it today.

Relationships between the characters builds a bit more in this book than in the previous books which is nice, and there's still enough action in this book that you don't feel like the pace is too slow or too fast (and having already read the final book, this book is a perfect pace as a lead up to the final book). As with the last book we learn a lot more about life in the Underland and Regalia and its people.

This is another good book in what is a really fun series.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 8.5
Product reviews for listing 3013: Horses for King Arthur -  Written by L. S. Lawrence

Product image for Horses for King ArthurBritain, the year 475.

The world is darkening. In the darkness, there are some who dream.

Artorius dreams of victory over the barbarians who raid in the night. And Alexa, half-Roman, dreams of breeding the horses that will carry him to that victory.

Soon she will take her chances and follow her dream, wherever it takes her.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989