Villains Rising (Cloak Society Series #2)

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Fallen heroes. Rising villains. The line between ally and enemy has been blurred.

Alex Knight was raised as one of the Cloak Society's most fiercely loyal young members. He eagerly awaited the day when Cloak would rule as the most feared villains in the world.

Then he met Kirbie, a junior member of the city's beloved heroes, the Rangers of Justice. Kirbie opened Alex's eyes to Cloak's true mission. Now Alex is...

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Overview

Fallen heroes. Rising villains. The line between ally and enemy has been blurred.

Alex Knight was raised as one of the Cloak Society's most fiercely loyal young members. He eagerly awaited the day when Cloak would rule as the most feared villains in the world.

Then he met Kirbie, a junior member of the city's beloved heroes, the Rangers of Justice. Kirbie opened Alex's eyes to Cloak's true mission. Now Alex is determined to bring Cloak down. And there's no time to lose.

The Cloak Society has just pulled off the greatest takedown in Sterling City's history. Justice Tower is in ruins. And the Rangers of Justice have vanished.

Alex and Kirbie's only hope for defeating Cloak is to bring together the Junior Rangers and the other junior Cloak members who have turned their backs on their former leaders. But after years of hatred and enmity, fighting for the same side is easier said than done.

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Editorial Reviews

Christopher Healy
“The Cloak Society must have zapped me like kryptonite, because the moment I opened it, I was frozen in place, reading long into the night, unable to move until I turned the last page.”
School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 5–8—The battle for control over Sterling City has ended and the evil Cloak Society has won. Most of the good-guy Rangers of Justice have been trapped in the Gloom, an alternate dimension. The City's only remaining super-powered protectors are seven teenagers: three young Rangers and four former Cloak members who traded villany for heroism. Struggling to regroup, the teens must learn to work together despite their past differences and rescue the trapped Rangers. Adding to the group's trust issues are two new superpowered teens who want to join the team but whose true motives are suspect. Kraatz does a good job keeping readers guessing who may betray the heroes. Favorite characters from the first book return including telekinetic Alex, shape-shifter Kirbie, and tech genius Gabe. Kraatz continues to please readers who love comic book action with high-tech gadgets, fierce battles, and characters boasting an inventive arsenal of super abilities. Fans of the first installment will enjoy the continuing adventure and eagerly await the next in the series.—Marybeth Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Fugitive young superheroes and former supervillains inch toward an uneasy bond following the opener's climactic disaster (The Cloak Society, 2012). Huddling in a secret hideout, former dastard-in-training Alex and his motley group of junior Rangers of Justice allies work toward rescuing the adult members of the Rangers, who have been trapped in the other dimensional Gloom by the shadowy Cloak Society to which Alex's villainous parents belong. That work is hindered by Alex's nagging fears (justified, as it turns out) that not all of his teen and preteen associates are on the up and up. To a cast already well stocked with costumed good and bad guys wielding flashy superpowers and high-tech gear, Kraatz adds new characters endowed with prehensile hair and the ability to control insects. But this episode lags. Though he also trots in a trio of fiendishly clever assassins to provide the episode with a few stylized, indecisive fight scenes and real, or seeming, betrayals, not only does the overarching plotline barely budge, but Alex's continual doubts and frets make for glacial pacing and much waiting around for the action to start. Loyalty issues fuel an emotionally turbulent but slow-moving middle volume. (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062095503
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Cloak Society Series , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 242,739
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeramey Kraatz has wanted superpowers ever since he opened his first comic book as a kid. He's a graduate of Texas Christian University and the MFA writing program at Columbia University, and the author of The Cloak Society and Villains Rising. Jeramey lives in Texas, where he works in the animation industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    LIKEIT A LOT :D

    Great

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    BEST BOOK EVAH

    I CANT WAIT UNTIL JERAMEY COMES OUT WITH THE THIRD BOOK! THIS SERIES IS SOOOOO AWESOME! READ THE FIRST ONE ALSO!!!!!! THIS ONE TOPS IT THOUGH, ITS THE BEST ONE SOOO FAAR! JUST PLZ COME OUT WITH A THIRD ONE!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    Great

    This a very good book for young readers. It will blow your mind, I've read the first and that was great. Can't wait to read the third book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Divergent V.S. Cloak sociaty V.S. Hunger games

    Ok first id like to say that all these books are my favorite(and more) and all of them have different plots to them. Like in Divergent (not really plot) they have the thing with the whole faction thing. In the cloak sociaty they have the abandoning fighting thing. And in The hunger gamea the have the district fight thingy ma bob. But all of them have two same things first they are sort of the same hero characteristics and second ONE OVE THE BEST BOKS EVER THEY ALL AR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    The book

    I loved #1 now im gonna ask my mom for the second one .

    Ps .I CANT WAIT TILL CHRISTMAS
    : )

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Book

    Great book, best one i have ever read. :B

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Yeah!

    Adamus is my favorite character. Can't wait to catch up on Fall of Five, I'm even more excited for when Adamus catches up with the Garde

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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