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The scorch Trials by James Dashner

The scorch Trials by James Dashner

Published by Random House on October 4, 2016

Genres: YA Novel, Dystopian,

Pages: 394

Format: E-book

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

 

    Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun.

   The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

   Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

   There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

 

5 Reasons to read The scorch Trials.

  1. 1. This book is such a fast pace read with so many twists and turns that you don’t want to put it down.
  2. 2. The new location not only brings drama but also danger for all involved.
  3. 3. We learn so much more about Thomas time before the Maze.
  4. 4. You meet so new characters that will challenge what you know about the world.
  5. 5. Thomas steps up in his role as a hero and it is such a good ride.

 

 

 

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Published by Disney-Hyperion on Jan 3, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction and Fantasy

Pages: 544

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

 

I've been orphaned by my time.

The timeline has changed.

My future is gone.

 

Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas-the eighteenth century privateer she loves-and her natural time. 

 

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

 

Still devastated by Etta's disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.

 

From colonial Nassau to New York City, San Francisco to Roman Carthage, imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, New York Times #1 best-selling author Alexandra Bracken charts a gorgeously detailed, thrilling course through time in this stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.

 

My Thoughts:

 

This story came to an end in such a pretty way and the writing is still so well crafted and that has largely thanks to how Alex crafted the story. I really loved the new characters that we met and also the impact that they had on the main leads. The story had a super complicated plot and that is why I will be re-reading this book in the future. The book being so long, did drag at points but the mostly due to the complicated plot. I think re-reads will help with this issue. I loved the impact of the unexpected groupings had on the story growth and the focus on friendship and less on romance. I also loved all the time periods we visited and the insight we got on the character of rose. It was a very nice conclusion for this series.

 


Here is my review of the series non-spoiler:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FScZVwpAFH8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passanger: Alexsandra Bracken:

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Published by Disney-Hyperion on Jan 6, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction and Fantasy

Pages: 512

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

 

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.

 

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the Colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them-whether she wants to or not.

 

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home forever..

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

This story is so beautifully told and half of the beauty is on the re-read. I want to re-read this story because the sequel is coming out. I loved this book the first time that I read it but the world building is complicated and with the time travel elements involved, I think re-reading this story makes it clearer. The characters were such strength of this novel and that is half of because the diversity we saw through the character of Nicholas. At the heart of this story, it is a romance but I enjoy it because it had time to built throughout the story and it was not insta-love in any way. I highly recommend that you read this two part series back to back because I enjoyed the novel much better when I did that.

 

 Here is my review of the series non-spoiler:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FScZVwpAFH8

Hammer Of Thor

Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 4, 2016

Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology

Pages: 459

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

 

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.

 

 

5 Reasons to read Hammer of Thor

  1. 1. The diversity of the characters of this novel makes it likely audiences may see somebody like themselves in the heroes.
  2. 2. This book is such a fast pace read and you literally don’t want to stop turning the pages.
  3. 3. These not only are super funny but you also as a audience learn so much about mythology.
  4. 4. You also see some camp half blood characters 
  5. 5. Magnus story is so unique and I love seeing this story through his eyes.

 

Check out my video Review 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rhiCmSaxyc

 

 

Heartless

                                                     Heartless

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: Wonderland Retelling with a wicked twist

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It has a very heavy romantic plot but such a good read.

 

HOOK

The story easily captured my attention because I loved the main character at the start of the novel. As a reader we know who the queen of hearts is in wonderland so knowing the path I was on made me want to read this a fast as I could.

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

The world building built so well on the wonderland that we see in Alice in wonderland but makes it unique and different but still works back to the normal story. I loved the world building in this book.

  • FLOW / PACING

This book did have slower pace but that was fine because it let me sink into the world through both the world building and the characters. It was a read that really let me fall into the world and fall in love with the story.        

 

CHARACTERS

Cath made me love this story because she was so complicated. It is def. that shows you the opposite side of queen of hearts and even makes you feel bad for her and I love that in a story when you understand how the queen of hearts was created.

THE ENDING

It was the ending I expected but it still broke my heart

 

Check out my non-spolier video review of Heartless

Eye of Minds

 

 

 

                                                                 Eye of Minds

By L

 

Rating 4

 

Book in a pinch: Ready Player one for the YA world

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is a thriller book with unexpected twists along the way.

 

HOOK

By the end of the third chapter I was hooked and wanted to keep reading. Once the world was discussed I was hooked and needed to read more. I enjoy how the story balance both character, story and world building to give me a good experience.

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

The world building in this book was so important and that is why it was a bit slower to read this novel. The world is so different then our world so a lot needs to be explained to us but I loved how the world was built so well.

 

  • FLOW / PACING

The pace was mostly fast but with slow parts thrown in and that mostly was used to built the world for the reader. The book also uses the pacing to build/ hide some secrets from the audience that becomes obvious at the end.        

 

CHARACTERS

I enjoy when books have a trio of characters the really carry the story and I enjoyed it in this book. It was very obvious the something was not right in this story but the characters is what I kept wanting to learn more about and excited to see them again in another books in the future.

 

THE ENDING

The end of the book was a game changer and I am excited to see where the story goes next

 

Check out my non-spolier review of James Dashner book mash up

The Maze Runner

 

The Maze Runner

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: The new Hunger Games.

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It does fall into some of the typical dystopia troupes but does them in a unique way.

 

HOOK

This book immediately captured my attention the second I met Tom. I had to know what was happening to him and where he was. The story started off with a bang and did not stop until the end of he novel.

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

The world building is very important in this story and also since we visited many different locations especially towards the end and they all were so well explained and I love being exposed to such a new world. It was a very well-build world and I can’t wait to see where the story goes next in the series.

 

  • FLOW / PACING

This is a very quick pace novel and It really was like train going along the tracks so fast and it did not have much breaks but it still allowed us to get to know the characters on a individual level and it made me not only care about the big picture but also about the characters.          

 

CHARACTERS

I think Thomas is one of my favorite Male characters. I enjoyed him so much because he is such a complex character because of what happen in he past and I loved all the others that we met in the novel. They are all so funny and unique and loved meeting them in this novel.

 

THE ENDING

The end of the book was a game changer and I am excited to see where the story goes next

 

Check out my non-spolier review of James Dashner book mash up

SPOILER ALERT!

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

 

The Twelve Days of Dash And Lily

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: The prefect sequel to Dash and Lily Book of Dares,

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is still a romance at the heart of the novel but a darker story in some ways.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

It took me a little bit more time to get into this story but once Dash made his holiday plan I was hooked. The character of Lily changed much more then Dash, so her chapter did not captured me as much towards the start of the novel. I understand why that happened but it made me grow even more love dash throughout this book.

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

New york was once again another character and it really became another character in this story and I love how the kept building the world.

 

  • FLOW / PACING
  • This story pacing was a little bit slower but I still enjoyed it I liked how the story pacing still kept me engaged and pushed me to get to the end of the story.

 

CHARACTERS

The characters did change in this novel and I enjoyed those changes because I thought they could happen in real life. Lily change did make me sad because I felt for her character but towards the end of the novel I understand how complex her life was becoming. It made sense how lost she felt and how even Dash could not help. I grew to love dash even more and still love them as a couple.

 

THE ENDING

It was a cute ending with a little bit more heart to it.

 

Check out my non-spolier series review of the dash and Lily books:

Dash and Lily Book of Dares

Dash and Lily Book of Dares

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: The prefect geeky book lover romance

 

 

Go into this one knowing

At the heart it is a love story but such a cute one for book lovers everywhere.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

The story captured me the second Dash for the red journal. I love the opposition chapters from both characters and the story captured me so fast. The characters immediately unique and I wanted to learn more about them.       

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

As a New York City person I loved having New York almost as another character in the story. I enjoyed seeing how the characters related to new york and it was such a fun way the city was built through the writing.

  • FLOW / PACING
  • The pacing was very quick and that was largely due to the due to the narrators telling the story. It was a very fast pace story and I wanted to see when these characters would come face to face.

 

CHARACTERS

I really loved the characters and both them as individual characters and also then being in a relationship and they worked so well together. I really enjoyed them so much and they are really what kept me wanting to keep going in this story.

 

THE ENDING

It was such a cute ending and I am so happy we get to go back to this world and characters in the sequel.

 

 

Check out my non-spolier series review of the dash and Lily books:

 

Vass in the Night

Vassa In The Night

By L

 

Rating 3.5

 

Book in a pinch: Very odd fantasy retelling

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is a un clear story that may go over your head and you may need to re-read this story to get the whole picture.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

It took a while for me to get hooked into this story because it was so odd. Once she was trapped in the story I wanted to see how the story would end but it was so complex and very un clear that much of the story went over my head.    

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

The world building in the story was very complex and It took awhile to really learn what this world was that you were in. The audience is at slight disadvantage because they have no concept for this world and the main character does. I am still not totally sure I fully get the world but it was super cool to read about.

  • FLOW / PACING
  • The book pacing was odd for me because it was supper slow and super fast but not the same throughout the novel. I think the pacing in the novel threw me for a loop and made me feel off balance.

 

CHARACTERS

I liked learning about the characters but it took me awhile to like/ love the,. They were fun to read about but it was hard to get connected them.

 

THE ENDING

It was such a odd ending and I am still not sure I get it totally.

 

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My Unscripted Life

My Unscripted Life

 

 

 

Book in a pinch: Summer romance meets Hollywood movie set YA EDITION

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It story with s big focus on the romance.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

I was hooked from page one. I LOVE summer romances with Hollywood connection and this one hooked me even more when Dee became a PA on the movie set, I loved seeing the relationship develop that way.                        

 

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

I love the setting of both the small town and also the movie set. I really felt like It could be an actual movie set and that the world building made me feel like this place actually existed and I also like the elements of small southern town that we had been exposed to.         

  • FLOW / PACING
  • This is super face pace novel and only took me a day to read. It was a story that had to know how it would play out as quickly as I could.

CHARACTERS

I really loved both of the main characters and wanted them to be happy. I love how we saw so much self-discovery changes occurred for this character and I felt that they were well-rounded characters the romance was a big focus of this novel but no their only focus and I liked that a lot.

 

THE ENDING

We had a ending with conclusion and I loved books that give you that moment and explains what happens after the so called prefect ending.

 

 

 

Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns

By L

 

Rating 3

 

Book in a pinch: War between Magical sisters for the Crown.

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is book one in a series. The story is told from three different point of views.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

  • I was hooked into this story after I met all three sisters. I loved learning not only about each of them but also about the powers and their strengths and weakness after I met each of them and was introduced to their world. I had to read more. Each sister was so well rounded from their first chapter I had to learn more about the characters.
  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • The world building to this story was so important because it is the first book in the series. You were as a reader thrust into this world and then you uncovered the world as you went along. The way you learned about the world felt natural and I was not overwhelmed as a reader and most of my questions were answered.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • I thought the flow of the story was a very soild and I had a hard time putting the book down because I had to know what happened.

           

CHARACTERS

  • This book is very female heavy and the only men you really see are the boy the girls interact with. The female power of leadership is so strong in this book and men have limited political control. I also really love all the female characters and the friendships we are exposed to. I don’t have a favorite character so far because meeting them all has been so fun.
  • CONFLICT
  • I love the conflict because you knew what the end point is but you had no clue how the story would progress and the sisters meeting and the showing of their powers and what would happen really made me stay on the end of my feet.

 

THE ENDING

The ending really shocked me in regards to what we learned about the girls powers and I can’t wait for book 2.

 

Check out my non-spoiler video review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNI2B4NiNkM

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity

 

 

Rating 3

 

Book in a pinch: Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda meets Paper town

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is a trans story and is the primary focus of the novel.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

It took me awhile to get hooked into this story but once I met the character of Chunk and they started the road tip I got a tad more invested. The story also included flashbacks inspired by paintings and it took me a couple of those to get use to that story telling device.                        

SETTING / WORLD BUILDING

I liked the setting it was told through especially the road trip through various states and the feelings those states have about trans people. But the world felt very natural to me and also the various real places I liked learning about.

   

  • FLOW / PACING
  • The pacing of this book was made choppy by the flashbacks and I thought that it made me fall out of the story and not really be in. So that was a downside for the pacing but I loved the pacing of the road trip story.

CHARACTERS

  • I really enjoyed the character of Chunk but had trouble liking jess throughout the novel. It was mostly because of all the issues Chuck saw in Jess, I saw as well. I grew to like Jess more but there were times that I did not like him.
  • CONFLICT
  • The conflict was a slow burn and both focused on the internal struggle of jess and also his changing relationships with chunk and his dad. It was more about self -acceptance and coming of an age story with a lot of emotional heart.

 

THE ENDING

The ending was a little bit abrupt and I wanted a little but more from the story rather then a quick closure.

 

Dead House

Dead House

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: Psychological horror novel meets the format of Illuminae

 

Go into this one knowing

That some can see it is creepy and it does really mess with your head. The story is told from a non-linear way and also is told through various types of found documents.

 

Ask yourself these types of questions HOOK

The way the format of the story was set up was my hook and I wanted to know who these characters were and what was the “Incident” and it made me wanted to race through this story.

           

  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • The story does have a pretty gritty world but it comes from mostly the journal entries and the video entries but I liked the world building because it was not always 100% clear if this was a real story or a story with magical elements and that made the story super creepy.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • The unique way this story was told really made me want to push to the end of this book to unravel the mystery so this book had no pacing issues.

CHARACTERS

The characters of the girls were at the heart of the story and depending on what part of the story I was in changed how I viewed the characters very much. I loved learning about the characters and trying to figure out how they were present in the story but the characters could be both unlikeable and unreliable at points to add to the creepy factor.

  • CONFLICT
  • The mystery and finding out the truth is what pushed me to read this story so fast and it was a very well paces mystery.
  • DIALOGUE
  • Since the story was told through various found documents I think the dialogue of this story always felt like I had a buffer between the characters but for this book it worked.

 

THE ENDING

The ending was prefect because however you saw the story is how you could view the ending.

 

 Here is my non-spoiler video review:

Dead House

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: Psychological horror novel meets the format of Illuminae

 

Go into this one knowing

That some can see it is creepy and it does really mess with your head. The story is told from a non-linear way and also is told through various types of found documents.

 

Ask yourself these types of questions HOOK

The way the format of the story was set up was my hook and I wanted to know who these characters were and what was the “Incident” and it made me wanted to race through this story.

           

  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • The story does have a pretty gritty world but it comes from mostly the journal entries and the video entries but I liked the world building because it was not always 100% clear if this was a real story or a story with magical elements and that made the story super creepy.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • The unique way this story was told really made me want to push to the end of this book to unravel the mystery so this book had no pacing issues.

CHARACTERS

The characters of the girls were at the heart of the story and depending on what part of the story I was in changed how I viewed the characters very much. I loved learning about the characters and trying to figure out how they were present in the story but the characters could be both unlikeable and unreliable at points to add to the creepy factor.

  • CONFLICT
  • The mystery and finding out the truth is what pushed me to read this story so fast and it was a very well paces mystery.
  • DIALOGUE
  • Since the story was told through various found documents I think the dialogue of this story always felt like I had a buffer between the characters but for this book it worked.

 

THE ENDING

The ending was prefect because however you saw the story is how you could view the ending.

 

 Here is non-spoiler video review about this book:

Dead House

By L

 

Rating 5

 

Book in a pinch: Psychological horror novel meets the format of Illuminae

 

Go into this one knowing

That some can see it is creepy and it does really mess with your head. The story is told from a non-linear way and also is told through various types of found documents.

 

Ask yourself these types of questions HOOK

The way the format of the story was set up was my hook and I wanted to know who these characters were and what was the “Incident” and it made me wanted to race through this story.

           

  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • The story does have a pretty gritty world but it comes from mostly the journal entries and the video entries but I liked the world building because it was not always 100% clear if this was a real story or a story with magical elements and that made the story super creepy.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • The unique way this story was told really made me want to push to the end of this book to unravel the mystery so this book had no pacing issues.

CHARACTERS

The characters of the girls were at the heart of the story and depending on what part of the story I was in changed how I viewed the characters very much. I loved learning about the characters and trying to figure out how they were present in the story but the characters could be both unlikeable and unreliable at points to add to the creepy factor.

  • CONFLICT
  • The mystery and finding out the truth is what pushed me to read this story so fast and it was a very well paces mystery.
  • DIALOGUE
  • Since the story was told through various found documents I think the dialogue of this story always felt like I had a buffer between the characters but for this book it worked.

 

THE ENDING

The ending was prefect because however you saw the story is how you could view the ending.

 

 Here is non-spoiler video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m3BTJb3iek

Revenge of the Evil Librarian

Revenge of the Evil Librarian

By L

 

Rating 3

 

Book in a pinch: Summer camp meets the horror of the underworld

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is book two in a series. It does have a lot of cursing and bad language that are used by the students.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

  • I had not read the first book in the series so it took until chapter 3 or four before I had enough of information about book one to feel hooked in enough to read this story. I did appreciate how complete the recap was and it enhanced my enjoyment and my hook into this new story.
  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • I think this story did set a lot of ground work in boom one for world building but I was able to pick up enough pieces that I was not lost about the demon drama. I loved also love theater camp summer setting as well. I went to very similar camps myself and felt the setting was very accurate.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • After the book one recap the story was moved and was paced and the story keeping making we want to read. The story had a very good pacing throughout the novel.

CHARACTERS

  • I did like the characters especially the demons that we met. I think I enjoyed them more then the humans for a majority of the book but the humans not very unique but hey were fun to follow the drama that occurred. I almost wish would could have seen the story from the demon writer point of view at points.
  • CONFLICT
  • The conflict was two fold putting up the various theater productions and getting rid of the evil librarian. I thought both plots worked well together and both did not drag or and both kept my engaged in the story.
  • DIALOGUE
  • I dialogue was not anything special but does have a lot of cursing as a note.

 

THE ENDING

The ending really ties most thing up but still left the overall story open for my expansion in the future.

 

Check out video mash of non-spoiler review including this book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YuKzTRwIJc

 

 

 

Lock and Key

Lock and Key

By L

 

Rating 3.5 stars

 

Book in a pinch: Moriarty and Holmes in elite private school and the game is afoot.

 

 

Go into this one knowing

It is book one of a series and does a lot of world building at first so the story can be slow at points.

 

Ask Yourself these types of questions HOOK

The story did hook me from page one because it was told from Moriarty sister point of view Moria and I loved seeing this complex story from her POV and I wanted to keep reading from page one.

  • SETTING / WORLD BUILDING
  • This story is set in a well- developed world that includes a boarding school and I love it. I think it is important to note the world building is very important to this novel and it also does take up some space and that does slow down the story at points. I want to see the impact this world building has on how smooth book two will be.
  • FLOW / PACING
  • As I mentioned below the pacing was slow at points but once you got the middle of the story it did speed up and I became super invested in the story.

CHARACTERS

This was a unique way to get to know the characters because it was told from a different character point of view. I grew to really enjoy the character of Moria but also see the two main leads in more of a normal lense because I did not see the story from their POV so I saw them less as always being right and always be wrong but both in shades of gray. I did like the trio dynamics the developed between the characters.

  • CONFLICT
  • The conflict was the letters that were being set and what they mean and also what is it leading James to do. It made the story become very fast pace because I wanted to get to the next clue. So much of what is to come was teased and I expected more in future books.
  • DIALOGUE
  • I think this dialogue was heightened and not typical of kids today that is more because of the story being a Sherlock Holmes story and the dialogue do fit the characters.

 

THE ENDING

The ending was such a tease because it sets up so much for the future but I am excited to see where the long term story goes.

 

Check out my video review where a review of this book is included:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YuKzTRwIJc