TLDR: Good but brief book. Interesting for adults even if geared towards a younger age group.
The Ruby Moon, the second book in the Thirteen series was good, but ended far too fast. There were a lot of unanswered questions, and the overall plot of the story seemed hard to follow in some cases. If you enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia and if you liked book one, The Glass Castle, you will appreciate book 2, The Ruby Moon. This book continues upon the premise built in The Glass Couple and still shows our kids hiding in the castle and performing the castle job tasks. How all those children stayed hidden and never were brought to the King still baffles me, but that is neither here nor there.
In order to save the day, and maybe figure out additional reconnaissance information, Avery enters the race. Will she win the race, and save her life, or will she die and lose it. If she does win, will undo attention be directed towards the castle that houses her friends or will she lose everything?
For my reading purposes I am giving this 4/5 stars. I felt the book was too short at times and that the author merely tries to find the best controversy to end on. Either way, I am eagerly awaiting the next (hopefully lengthier) book in this series.
I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.