Last Book Club was about the previous book in this series. And let me just tell you, this book did not disappoint! I read it a little slower than Ender's Game, but it is still a great book and I cannot wait to start book 3.
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening ... again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery ... and the truth. Orson Scott Card infuses this tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious and cultural contexts. (Straight from Barnes & Nobles Site)
What I Thought:
I have learned when I try to give a synopsis I always wind up giving away too much of the story so hopefully B&N didn't do that. LOL. So this books is nothing like Ender's Game despite being in the same series and by the same author. This is much less a war book and more of a look at the lives of the people. It discusses religion, how people are reacting to the death of the buggers, and it is like a totally different but equally talented author wrote it. I had so many emotions with Val and Jane. The Speaker (Ender) is not the same person we came to know in the first book but it is for the better. I cannot say that one book is better than the other because they are so different.
4 out of 5
This one is left with a 4 because of the 'cliff hanger' ending. It is not a major issue since I already downloaded the next book, but if I had to wait a year between books it would have killed me. I will be re-reading this book.