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The Master of Misrule Library Binding – June 12, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Library Binding: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375965882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375965883
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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VOYA, June 2012
"This fast-paced novel mixes fantasy and reality in an intricately described setting. . . . Packed with mystery, action, and even a hint of romance, The Master of Misrule will appeal to fans of role-playing games or anyone seeking an adventurous read."


Kirkus Reviews, May 2012
"Thriller, magic, mystery, love and betrayal: in the cards and in these pages."


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About the Author

LAURA POWELL studied classics before embarking on a career in publishing. She now writes full-time.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chels on January 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Game is back and just as deadly as the first book. The reader will enjoy reconnecting with the characters from the first book. Cat and her friends thought the Game was finished and they could go, hopefully with their prizes in hand. However, nothing is ever that easy. The Master of Misrule has tricked them, when he got out of the hot water he landed in due to his own machinations he turned on Cat and her friends. Cat and her friends are understandably angry and desire to get revenge on the Master of Misrule. More than their pride is at stake, the Game is seeping out into the real world and chaos will ensue without Cat and her friends taking the proper course of action.

Cat is still an interesting character. All of her friends display bravery and loyalty to one another. The reader will like the dynamics between the friends and get to know each of them very well. The Master of Misrule appears very fictitious at first, but the reader will slowly realize that he has grown in him/her and become the evil antagonist the reader expects. There are not too many other characters that are focused upon, the reader will get to know Cat and her friends to the point where he/she can predict their actions/thoughts fairly accurately.

The events were fast-paced, Cat and her friends do not have any chance to breathe as they rush to stop the Master of Misrule's nefarious plans. The plot is much the same as the first book in some ways, but different in others as Cat and her friends technically conquered the game. Teen/middle grade readers will love this novel.

*Complimentary copy received for this review, does not affect my opinion in any way*
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