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City of Secrets (English Edition) Format Kindle
Description du produit
Revue de presse
"An edge of your seat thriller!" —Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal–winning author-illustrator
"A unique Ghibli-esque city that reveals some of its many mysteries through an action-packed adventure." —Molly Knox Ostertag, author-illustrator of the Witch Boy trilogy
"Never a dull moment! City of Secrets is a wonderful world full of twists and turns, surprises and intrigue." —Amy Chu, author of Sea Sirens, Sky Island, the Ana and the Cosmic Race series, and the Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death series
"Victoria Ying’s lively and spirited art takes young readers by the hand and plunges them into a steampunk fantasy world." —Wendy Xu, co-creator of Mooncakes
"A delightful adventure set in an imaginative world built on gears, pistons, and brass . . . City of Secrets captivates the heart and imagination!" —Armand Baltazar, author-illustrator of Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic
'Ying has constructed a thrilling genre-bender . . . full-color illustrations are cinematic in scope, spotlighting the nonstop action." —Kirkus Reviews
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Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B07ZY8L5ZB
- Éditeur : Viking Books for Young Readers (28 juillet 2020)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 108766 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Non activée
- Confort de lecture : Non activé
- X-Ray : Non activée
- Word Wise : Non activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 256 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 538,379 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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Commenté en Inde le 20 décembre 2020
Story (3/5): This book focuses on the Switchboard Operating Facility and the characters who work, live, and visit there. Lisa is one of the operators who keeps an eye on the mysterious boy Ever. Ever is charged with keeping a very big secret that his father told him about before his father was killed. Hannah is the daughter of the building owner and determined to ferret out Ever’s secrets. Little did any of them know that the whole secret ties back to mysterious secret society and the government.
The story here was okay. My son started reading this but never finished it because he said it was boring and I can understand why he said that. The story definitely lags at points and gets super political and a bit complex. I found my mind wandering a number of times while reading this and really had to make myself stay focused and finish it.
Characters (4/5): The characters in here are fine. I loved that they had a bit of complexity to them. All of them have secrets, except maybe for Hannah who is blissfully ignorant of most of the goings on until she gets involved with Ever and Lisa. I didn’t find any of them to be very relatable, but for a middle grade graphic novel they were well done enough.
Setting (4/5): We don’t get to see much of the city outside of the Switchboard Operating Facility. It seems like this could be a pretty awesome world and setting, but we have a very narrow focus in this book. I did like uncovering the secrets of this unique Facility building. A lot of the gears and cranks in this building give this book a bit of a steampunk feel.
Writing/Drawing Style (3/5): I enjoyed the unique drawing style a lot; although occasionally it was a bit hard to figure out what was happening. The writing was okay, the story lagged at points and I feel like this got kind of complicated for a middle grade novel. At first the story seems like it’s going to be a fun mystery adventure but then all of the sudden Ever is dodging people trying to kill him and secret societies and the government gets involved. It ends up having a kind of weird vibe and the story doesn’t really fit into the middle grade category even though it’s marketed as such.
My Summary (3.5/5): Overall this ended up being okay but I didn’t love it. The drawing style is nice and I liked how things started out. I enjoyed the steampunk vibe to this as well. Unfortunately, the story was kind of slow and the plot got kind of convoluted and too political for my taste. This is one of those books that I struggle to figure out what age group it’s aimed at. It gets a bit violent and politically complicated for middle grade readers, but I don’t really think it will appeal to adults either. I wanted to love this but don’t plan on continuing with the series at this point.
And Hannah. Gotta love a strong, confident, take-action girl.
Hope this book becomes a series.
Commenté aux États-Unis le 7 septembre 2020