The Ruby In The Smoke
Edition language: English
Series: Sally Lockhart (#1)
Sally Lockheart has just lost her father to the perils of the sea, but the mystery surrounding his death is far more tempestuous. Left with nothing but a note in unfamiliar handwriting instructing her to ask a Mr. Marchbanks about something called "The Seven Blessings", Sally begins the quest to fin...
It was entertaining, the mystery was good and I think there wasn't a single boring moment... things are always happening (murders, kidnapping, etc). I liked that there were several murders, not only one. Made things darker and more dangerous for Sally and her allies. You can tell the book is YA when...
You know this smart and swiftly paced Victorian mystery is written for young adults, right? You know that doesn't mean dumbed down or raw, but rather that it should not be cluttered up with obtrusive literariness or head-scratching ephemera. You say that Pullman struggles with figurative language an...
I loved His Dark Materials, so I had high expectations for this new series. Maybe I was distracted, but I found the plot not as compelling, but not a bad read.
I enjoyed this book a lot but can't recommend it. Well, I can recommend it alone but don't recommend reading any further in the trilogy.