Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds Book III by Susannah Appelbaum

This is the final book in this trilogy and it seemed like it took FOREVER to come out!!!  Of course, that's because I was just like a big kid and couldn't wait to see how the story ended.  And now I'm a bit sad because it's done...

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published in October, so if you haven't snagged a copy yet, hot trot down to your local bookstore and get one!

Ivy is back, and she's determined to stop her father from destroying their kingdom.  The odds are against her, but she's not one for giving up.

As is usual, there are strange creatures, lots of poison, lots of evil and Ivy's help comes from strange sources and people.  She must navigate through a long labyrinth of twisted trails to get to where she's going.  She has a few honest and trustworthy friends, but she has more enemies.  This is a long, painful journey but she marches on. 

I really think if this series was made into a movie it would be a bit like the Lord of Rings series with a dash of Harry Potter.  It would be amazing to see these creatures on the big screen.

I have enjoyed this series and was happy to see the bad guys finally get their due.  I wouldn't mind seeing Ivy come back in one more book to explain where she goes from here.  She seems to have a love interest...

Happy reading.

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