Freax and Rejex (Dancing Jax, Book 2) Paperback – 31 Jan 2013
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Praise for Dancing Jax:
“Jarvis’s tales at times wavers in aim between an adult and teen audience. I’m looking forward to the concluding volume, due next year.” – Financial Times
“…a thought-provoking novel with an atmosphere of real menace.” – Waterstone’s Books Quarterly
Praise for Tales from the Weird Museum:
“…you’ll love this magical new adventure.” – Young Telegraph
“For lovers of extravagant words and action charged with mystery and passion, Mr Jarvis must be hard to beat.” – TES
About the Author
Robin Jarvis started writing and illustrating his own books in 1988 and, with his acclaimed ‘Deptford Mice’ and ‘Whitby Witches’ titles, quickly acquired a reputation as a bestselling children’s author. He has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Prize and Smarties Award, and twice won the Lancashire Libraries Children’s Book of the Year Award. Amongst children, his work has a cult following.
Robin Jarvis lives in Greenwich, London.
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Freax and Rejex takes place in a UK that's been taken over by the DJ phenomenon. It's a tale of those who are immune - who won't succumb to the book or the fruit. These children have all suffered much already, but for them the real pain is about to begin. One of them has the power to throw the Ismus' plans into disarray, but first they have to survive. On top of everything, one of them is a spy, reporting all that happens to Jangler and the Ismus.
Look, just read Dancing Jax and then this book, okay? They're incredibly, amazingly, stunningly good reads. And they're going to be classics.
Roll on Fighting Pax......
This second book is very dark. Time has passed since Felixstowe was taken over by the book within the book- 'Dancing Jax'- aptly described as a 'weapon of mass mind destruction'. The only under 16s left in the UK immune to the power of Dancing Jax (the 'abherants) are sent to what can only be compared to a concentration camp. Things become very sinister very quickly as creatures from the realm of the dawn prince are brought into the real world to guard the camp. It is difficult to say more about the storyline without ruining a gripping, captivating read. This book has stayed with me ever since I completed it and I feel that I am finding my mind constantly wandering back to it. I haven't stopped talking to friends about it since!
Filled with social commentary and ideas concerning the decline of the young minds of the 21st century, this second book is much more than young adult fiction. Robin Jarvis could almost be described as a very accessible philosopher.
'The vain and shallow, the weak-minded herd with a false sense of entitlement- that's the driest kindling for the hungry fire of my sacred words.' Austerly Fellows, 1936.
We begin to learn more about The first attempted launch of Dancing Jax in 1936, why it didn't work, and a bit about the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Austerly Fellows.
The colloquialisms and stereotypical teenage characters felt initially a little cringe worthy, however, as we progress we find these niggly criticisms unimportant.Read more ›
I will say this book is not for the faint hearted. It deals with some fairly heavy issues and some scenes are particularly distressing but don't let it put you off because it is a superb read, masterfully written and I can barely wait for the final part in the trilogy. As a children's librarian I wish all children's fiction was of this standard.
Set in a dystopian UK this book describes the sequence of events for the world as the book "Dancing Jax" takes over the minds of people. A deeply evil book, Robin Jarvis has succeeded in writing a book which is honestly impossible to put down.
The Dancing Jax have taken over, no where is safe unless you have read "The Book".
Your family and friends no longer recognise you as you but as an Aberrant. And will kill you if they can't convert you.
All of this to deal with and your not even an adult, surely someone will help, won't they?
The curtains between reality and the world of Mooncaster blurr and blend and life becomes a matter of fighting or be killed.
Totally scary and out of control. On a level footing with the adult authors in fact a bit above cause it takes a lot to keep a teenager's attention.
Your name isn't Austerly Fellows is it?.......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read. Couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to start the next one.Published 2 months ago by jenny white
Having read the first book in just over a day i thought i would start on the second. To be honest i wasnt sure about it. It started off well but then it got a bit confusing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by nicola power
i could not put book one down ,now i have just finished book two and will be ordering book 3 a lot darker than than book 1 but just as good can,t wait for it counting down the... Read morePublished on 15 July 2013 by A. Mortley
2/3 (3rd due aug 2013) of series thoroughly enjoyable a great read not so much aimed at children in my view but a good adult read.Published on 8 July 2013 by computersaidno
I found Dancing Jax in a charity shop and once I had read this one had to buy Dancing Jax 2.
enjoyed them soo much have pre-ordered next book
This book is one of my all time favorites.
It's extremely well written by none other than Robin Jarvis and creates a very chilling atmosphere. Read more