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The Grace kids (9-year-old twins Simon and Jared, and 13-year-old Mallory) might think that things have finally quieted down for them, but the nefarious faerie world has many more surprises in store. In the second chapter, titled, "IN WHICH the Grace twins are triplets," a mysterious and menacing shape-shifter shows up at Mallory's fencing match--and before Simon and Jared can suss out what's up, their sister disappears, presumably kidnapped. Eager to recover Mallory, the two descend into a strange subterranean world beneath a nearby quarry, only to find themselves prisoners and then privy to a wicked (and almost unbelievable) plan. The twins do end up tracking down Mallory, but only in very peculiar circumstances--not the least of which that she's wearing a dress.
Author Holly Black once again skillfully manages to weave in plenty of creepy details (including a bloody final chapter) without whitewashing or leaving young readers feeling too creeped out--and she gets able assistance from Tony DeTerlizzi's ever-evocative pen-and-ink drawings (especially in the looming menace of the Mulgarath). Fans of the series will have a hard time waiting for the final installment, titled fittingly, ominously, The Wrath of Mulgarath. (Ages 6 to 10) --Paul Hughes
'Twas cute, but nothing all that special, as usual. The realism of the main characters' emotions is well-handled, I'd say--that and the otherworldliness are the book's strong... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Swank Ivy
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I bought the series for my daughter and she loves them. I would recommend for 3rd to 5th grade readers.Published 22 months ago by MrsJ
Read the entire series to my 3rd/4th multiage class. They enjoyed every book and couldn't wait for me to read the next!Published 23 months ago by ms.poodle
I have really enjoyed reading this series if books to my grandson it has been full of excitement and thrills.Published on July 2, 2013 by Dale E Lee