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A Poison Dark and Drowning
Contributor(s): Cluess, Jessica
ISBN: 0553535943     ISBN-13: 9780553535945
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2017
Annotation: Navigating her way through a secretive magical London where she must continue to pretend she is the chosen one despite knowing otherwise, Henrietta becomes increasingly worried as Rook begins to succumb to a poisonous transformation. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Magic; Fiction.
Demonology; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016043364
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Kingdom on Fire
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 1.50" (1.20 lbs) 417 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 July)

Gr 7 Up—Henrietta Howell returns with a new agenda: to save the one she loves. However, others have different plans for her. The magicians want her to be a leader, and the sorcerers want her to lie. There are those who believe that she is still the chosen one. Henrietta goes up against more monsters and demons. As in A Shadow Bright and Burning, Henrietta proves to be a confident and clever heroine. The transformation of Rook (her childhood friend and romantic interest) in this second installment will intrigue readers—even after they think that Henrietta has forgotten about him. While the protagonist is determined to find the truth, she meets plenty of challenges along the way, including a cast of characters who are just as conniving as she. As in the previous volume, Cluess keeps the action moving in the right direction. Fans will anxiously wait for the conclusion to this romantic and magical fantasy series. VERDICT Outstanding character development and an engaging setting will make this entry in the trilogy one that most young adult collections should have.—Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI

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