City of Thirst - Map to Everywhere Author:Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis transport readers back to the boundless world of the Pirate Stream in this engaging and exhilarating sequel to the highly acclaimed The Map to Everywhere that is equal parts adventure, humor, and heart! — When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, the only way to stop the destruct... more »ion is to return to the Stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend Fin--who has been forgotten all over again--Marrill, her disbelieving babysitter, and the Enterprising Kraken crew must make the treacherous trek to the towering, sliding, impossible world of Monerva and uncover the secrets of its long-lost wish machine. Only there can Fin wish to finally be remembered. Only there can Marrill wish to save her world and all the people she loves. But to get everything they've ever wanted, Marrill and Fin may have to give up on the most important thing they already have: each other.« less
I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. I really loved the first book in the Map to Everywhere series and this book was even better. I just absolutely loved all of the adventure and magic in this story.
The waters of the Pirate Stream are touching our world again and Marrill remembers that if the waters ever touch our world she will need to return to the Stream to stop something bad. So Marrill re-enters the Pirate Stream along with her babysitter to find the source of the Iron Tide and prevent disaster from striking her world. Marrill finds herself reunited with Fin and the Kraken crew on a journey to the crazy world of Monerva...a world no one can seem to leave.
I continue to really enjoy the creative premise of this book and all of the wonderful and interesting characters throughout. There is some spectacular world-building here; I love all the parallel worlds and the idea of a Pirate Stream...basically a stream of magic. I also really enjoy the Map to Everywhere that is an incredibly powerful piece of magic that can take you anywhere you want to go.
The characters are very well done. Marrill's babysitter joins the crew in this adventure and she was extremely fun to read about. I especially enjoy the friendship between Marrill and Fin (a boy that no one can ever remember). In this book we finally find out why Fin is always forgotten and it was incredible to learn that back story.
There are some truly creative and awe-inspiring scenes in this book. I loved the city built on a cliff that is eternally falling and people are eternally building their way up higher and higher to prevent falling off the bottom. It was just very imaginative and way these scenes are described really made them come alive.
Overall I absolutely loved this continuation of the Map to Everywhere series. There are some incredibly imaginative and amazing scenes in this book that make every page a surprise. I love the characters and really enjoyed the premise as a whole. There is so much interesting magic and adventure throughout. I would recommend to those who love fantasy full of magic and adventure. This is a great book for anyone middle grade and older.