REVIEW: TITAN by Brian McBride!

Monday, December 5, 2022

 Hey everyone! I had the privilege of reviewing Brian McBride's latest release, Titan, which releases today. Check out my review below and make sure to snag your copy soon! 


The stunning sequel to Mammoth, Titan calls back to classic adventure tales like Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider as it launches its heroes on a desperate quest for a lost legend and a costly truth.

In the wake of Apocalypse Island, the Jailbirds find themselves reeling from their loss as winter storms buffet the coast of Mammoth. A failed attempt to expose Orion Clark as the villain he is goes awry, and the Jailbirds are left defeated and desperate once more.

When news breaks of their father’s untimely death, Lydia inherits a mysterious family heirloom while Orion lets Reid in on the family business. A hidden letter from Tommy’s dead father turns up in the Highland home, and the Jailbirds embark on their most dangerous adventure yet. Sailing across the stormy Pacific with Reid and Orion in hot pursuit, they set a course for Peru where deadly revelations and rumors of an ancient curse await them. As a web of secrets that span centuries begins to unravel, everything the Jailbirds thought they knew about themselves is called into question.

A city plagued by a decades long war between the rich and the poor… A rainforest that harbors family secrets and deadly curses… A quest for a legend that just may be more fact than fiction… Adventure comes at a cost, and everyone will pay the price.

With a compelling, diverse cast of characters and a vividly immersive story world, Titan explores what it means to find our place in the world, and the secret, hidden places in our lives that drive and shape us.

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So first of all, TITAN had some enormous shoes to fill after the immense ending that was Mammoth. I was nervous to go into it with big expectations, because I've read a lot of sequels that don't match up to the first book (I'm talking major films, even). But this one DEFINITELY did not disappoint. There are fantastic action scenes, heartbreaking personal choices that the characters face, amazing humor, and deeply impactful themes. I don't know how McBride balances the heartbreaking and lighthearted sometimes in the same page, but he blends it flawlessly, and that lends to such a realistic feel. If I loved the characters in Mammoth, I fell in love with them even more in this book -- and for the last half of the book or so, was left on the edge of my seat almost every chapter, rooting for them, holding my breath for them... and maybe yelling a couple of times... The character arcs are fantastic, and I can't wait to see more of the new character introduced in this book. Not to mention, the cliffhangers. The cliffhangers, man. 

 If you love found family, Indiana Jones, baddies slowly waking up to the depravity they're in, characters you can relate to, and an overall thrill of an adventure, pick up a copy of this book. You won't regret it.

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