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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book review: City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans

City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars. I downloaded a sample of City of the Falling Sky and liked it enough to buy the book. There are the obvious tie-ins with Harry Potter--strange creatures and foods--but it's hard to find a YA fantasy book that doesn't have any, these days. I liked Seckry's character; it was realistic enough that he didn't come off as the perfect protagonist who has no flaws. On the whole, the writing level seemed more MG than YA, and there were some rough edges that could easily be fixed by a good editor. Still, an enjoyable, well-plotted read. I wouldn't place it in the same class as J K Rowling, though.

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