2015 год. The events of The Glass Sentence transformed the world, as well as the life of 14-year-old Sophia Tims. In the months since then she's continued searching for clues to her parents' disapperance, combing Boston's archives and libraries. Across the country, her friend Theo is searching, too, as apprentice to the explorer Miles Countryman. When Sophia learns that her mother's diary--and the story of her parents' fate--is in a distant archive, she makes a split-second decision and sets off with an almost complete stranger on a sea voyage to a place where she knows no one. Weeks later, Theo returns to Boston and finds her gone, and immediately sets off on a voyage of his own. Written in alternating voices, studded with extracts from Minna Tims's diary, and filled with all manner of wonders, including startlingly new kinds of maps, The Golden Specific is that wonderful thing--a second book that is even better than the first.