My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the second book in the series and while fairly predictable, it is just as good as the first book. Oona Crate has entered into a contest which has been going on for 500 years. Her prospects should be very good for winning but she is constantly being bested by Isadora Iree, a shallow conniving girl who is somehow figuring out the clues faster than any other of the contestants. Eventually, it becomes apparent that she is cheating and getting the answer to the clues without having to figure them out. The tasks form the majority of book and they are interesting and imaginative.
The books is suitable for middle graders who like fantasy and adventure. There are obviously more books to come out and there are enough questions dangling to fill several.
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