Monday, May 11, 2015

2015 book 120

Jessica Day George's Silver in the Blood
I really think Jessica Day George is one of my favorite MG/YA authors--I am consistently entertained and satisfied with her books, and this latest one is awesomeeeeeeee. It's set in 1897, as a pair of young girl cousins are traveling to Romania for the first time to meet their mothers' families--and to find out a TERRIBLE SECRET (actually an awesome secret). Werewolves and Dracula descendents are involved. The story is told alternately in letters, diary entries, and just straight up 3rd-person narration, which is a little odd, but helps with the atmosphere. Anyway, things move at a good pace, both girls are likable, there are various love interests, lots of action, etc. My only complaint is that there wasn't MORE. (This is a stand-alone, but according to the author's blog, she could revisit these characters down the line, and I hope she does.) A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in July.

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