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I would have loved to give this book more stars, but I'm a little mad at it. So this review will change probably once I read the other books. I'm mad though because through have the book you're thinking you know Bianca and that she's as clueless as you are and OMG! that's so not how this situation is going. There's dramatic irony and only the protagonist knows it, not even us as readers know! In hindsight, I'll come to respect Mrs. Gray for this ingeniously written development in the plot line. Seriously, it took my breathe away. There's a lot of room for this story to take off in a wide direction. i can't wait to get my hands on the rest of this series. The characters were very well written. A couple fell flat but a lot were fleshed out very nicely. I especially enjoyed Balthazar and Vic. Two very different characters but they were awesome nonetheless. I was hoping Vic would be initiated into the circle of friends who "knew" what was going on. But it wasn't meant to be. The cover of this book reminds me of the original covers for Fingerprints (also known as Echoes). Hoping they come out with a better cover because I'm not a big fan of this one.
Reading, learning, fairly convinced, but starving after 3 days of trying to do it. Need to talk to my doctor next.
The Sally Lockhart trilogy was recommended to me by an English teacher who appreciates some great Victoriana. All three of the novels are packed with delicious detail about the Victorian era, with some very unusual perspectives--mainly from the crime world. I found that The Ruby in the Smoke started off very slowly, as each player in the initial mystery was introduced and the story unfolded. But with the introduction of Frederick Garnett and Jim Taylor, everything picked up. Pullman's writing is of course impeccable, and I found that I liked these books much better than I liked His Dark Materials (which I read when they first came out in middle school). The book became thrilling in the last hundred pages, I'd say, and I couldn't put it down till the end. And then I went out posthaste to buy the whole trilogy at Barnes and Noble!