Sunday, November 22, 2009
Ruby in the Smoke- By Philip Pullman
This is the first book in the Sally Lockhart Mysteries Trilogy, the second is The Shadow in the North, the third The Tiger in the Well, and a related mystery The Tin Princess. I found it a bit difficult to follow at times, but I’m not used to reading mysteries and keeping track all the different names. It is a great book, the side characters are great, but Sally doesn’t have much of a personality in this book, although the villain, Mrs. Holland, has enough to make up for it, she exactly the type of villain you love to hate. The book is not that long, so you don’t have much of an excuse not to read it.
Do NOT read the summery for the Tiger in the Well if you haven’t read The Shadow in the North, it gives a big spoiler and I was really disappointed.