Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb

Title: Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
Author: Kirsten Miller

What it's about: So, Ananka and Kiki and the rest of the Irregulars are back for more adventures. So, Ananka's parents aren't too happy about how their daughter is slacking off from school, especially since they know nothing of her adventures and just think she's being a delinquent. So she's threatened with boarding school. Meanwhile, Oona has problems of her own, which stem from her father. There's also the giant squirrels that are committing robbery in the parks, a slavery ring, and a mystery involving ancient Chinese relics, including the excavated tomb of an empress. The Irregulars are having trouble trusting each other as secrets about in this book.

What I thought: Basically, more of the same awesome. A romance subplot, more dissent and distrust between the girls that needs to be overcome, plenty of Ananka's witty asides, and some really mysterious and gripping stuff. What's not to like? I'm just super excited for the next installment, especially considering the bombshell dropped in the last sentence. I mean, jeez, talk about cliffhangers!

Overall: Definitely a good read. Just make sure you pick up Shadow City first!

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