Here's a cool review of The Boy From Ilysies from Library Journal:
NORTH, Pearl. The Boy from Ilysies. Bk. 2. 320p. (Libyrinth Trilogy). Tor. 2010. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-2097-1. LC number unavailable.
Gr 8 Up–This sequel to Libyrinth (Tor, 2009) focuses less on the value of books and literacy and more on the struggles of two groups of people once alienated from one another by their beliefs, and now united in an effort to create a thriving community of both Singers and Libyrarians. Because of this change in direction, North has created that rare thing: a second book in a series that is stronger than the first. Po, a 15-year-old from Ilysies, was raised in a culture where women rule and men play a subservient role. He suffers enormous shock when exposed to the more liberal mores of the Libyrinth, and his need for a strong female consort and a meaningful life leads him to make choices that may ultimately result in the destruction of everything he has worked for. Readers who enjoy the world-building novels by Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey may also enjoy this series.–Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK
Some people might feel differently, but I love the fact that she finds Boy stronger than Libyrinth. I want every new book I do to be at least as good as and preferably better than my last. So this review made me very happy.