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Review Date: 11/8/2012
This was a very gory book.
Review Date: 8/24/2009
This book is also known as Cuba. This is a great book that takes a few unexpected turns. In comparing this to Barr' other books that I have read, I'd say it is better than Solo (aka Atlantic Shift), about as good as Baggage, but not quite as good as Backpack.
It does take them a while to get to Cuba in the book, but I really liked the descriptions of Havana once they were there.
Review Date: 7/27/2018
This book has been cancelled according to Morgan's Tumblr: http://morganrhodes.tumblr.com/post/174053518407/the-fate-of-spirits-thieves-3
Review Date: 11/9/2011
Some of these stories are pretty good and some are, well, too long. Like many short story collections, many of them take too long to lay out the characters and setting and not enough time on the plot. I Never, Quiz Bowl, Everyone But You and The Stars at the Finish Line are my favorites.
Review Date: 8/24/2012
It took me a little longer than usual to read this book, but in a good way. Amulet was good and interesting, but I think Golem's Eye was a little better. I enjoyed the three different points of view and the story of Kitty's indoctrination. While the reader gets some satisfaction from the revenge that is applied to some characters, there is still plenty of the moral ambivalence that we saw in Amulet. A great adventure overall, and I can't want to read Ptolemy.
Review Date: 12/25/2016
This is a great addition to Peter's story and the new characters are interesting and add to the intrigue. I was able to get a copy from Amazon's used section because this has been released in the UK but not the US yet. I tried to get it new from Amazon UK but the order was cancelled after shipping with no explanation.
Review Date: 2/23/2013
I loved this book, but it is hard to pinpoint why. The real world and the fantastic overlap in a believable way. The descriptions of the atmosphere of the circus were rich and detailed without getting tedious. The plot is not strictly linear, but it does follow a certain logic. Except for the antagonists, all of the characters are likeable or at least admirable without being Pollyannas.
Review Date: 1/17/2012
As much as I loved this book, I kept waiting for the story to start. There are lots of detailed descriptions of Istanbul that bring the city alive.
Review Date: 8/30/2011
Helpful Score: 4
I found this book interesting even though I was only ever a casual fan of Lowe. He will start telling a story and then tell you who the famous person was at the end of the anecdote several times. I thought that might get tiresome, but it didn't. I was surprised to learn about his royal relationship and the way he talks about rehab and his family was really sweet. Lowe is hilarious in Parks & Rec and he explains how the comedic part of career came about after hosting Saturday Night Live.
Review Date: 6/25/2012
This is an interesting twist on the concept of fairy tales and stories in general. Things start a bit slow, but pick up to a normal pace in the middle of the book. The ending is quite a cliffhanger for the next book, Story's End.
Review Date: 7/8/2017
The first book in a wonderful series. If you like history and fantasy, this book is right up your alley. It is geared towards middle grade readers.
Review Date: 5/15/2012
Helpful Score: 1
I went into this thinking it was going to be a Fantasy story, but it wasn't. It was a very good story, though. I like how each section is told by a different character but they each build on the others. I think Nadia's section was my favorite
Review Date: 10/31/2010
I found the writing style pretty annoying. The story would have been much better told in a straightforward manner than as emails.
Review Date: 11/17/2012
It seems that this book is only available on the NOOK.
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