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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Magician's Tower (Oona Crate Mystery, #2)

The Magician's Tower (Oona Crate Mystery, #2)The Magician's Tower by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
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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