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The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, #1) - Philip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, #1)
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“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of... show more
“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375845161 (037584516X)
ASIN: 037584516X
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
Series: Sally Lockhart (#1)
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A Bit Bookish
A Bit Bookish rated it
4.0 Finally, a review!
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...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
3.0 The Ruby in the Smoke
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...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
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...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1)
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.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
3.0 The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
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.
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