The FerosThis is one of those times that the sequel is that much better than the first and you can’t wait for the next one to come out!  As the runner up to the Red Maple award winning The Vindico, the bookworm bookclub was dying to read The Feros by Wesley King.  Procuring some first-run, autographed copies from the author himself we were all set with a summer read:

From getting the book…     To reading the book…

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Once school started in the fall, we had our first Bookworm Bookclub meeting to discuss The Feros.

About the Book…

The Feros picks up four months after the previous book with our teenage superheroes looking forward to a reunion.  The action starts almost immediately with explosions, kidnappings, and yet another secret group of super-powered beings.  Although there are more characters to keep track of, King is able to bring it all back together in the end, continuing to weave  shades of grey between the bad and good guys.  This book shows how you can Destroy. Deceive. Be a Hero. and keep wanting more!

What We Did…

Lucky for us, Wesley King agreed to FaceTime with the Bookworms for our meeting.  In keeping with the superhero theme (this time in green rather than red), I dressed up the table appropriately:

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Because we had an author ‘visit’ scheduled there wasn’t a lot of time for extra activities.  I focused on how the characters grew in the second book, using the character profiles from the author’s website (http://thevindico.com/about.html).  We then reviewed the author questions I created and came up with a few more.

Our FaceTime discussion with Wesley King was great fun.  Not so nervous after doing a few other author talks, the girls posed some really great questions about the writing process, creating series fiction, and developing characters.  We also got some privy information about where The Vindico series is headed – look for it as a television series in the near future….!

 EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE: The Feros

In Conclusion…

We have read many a book series in Bookworm Bookclub, but I have always discouraged reading the follow-up books for a book discussion.  Frankly, I wasn’t certain we would have enough additional material for new questions and activities.  Luckily, I was wrong and our meeting was enthusiastic and energizing, sparking the girls’ imaginations for their own stories and characters.  Meeting a young, successful author doesn’t hurt either! 🙂

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