Monday, 29 August 2016

Review: The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I quite genuinely enjoyed the plot of this book, which is pretty amazing considering that my usual tastes are for character-development based books.

I loved all the characters, especially despite the fact that even though this is a middle grade novel. All the characters were very morally gray. In fact, Alice, even with her natural good nature acknowledged that she would have to yield to some pretty shady tactics to reach her own goals. And you can't even fault her for it, her situation really is almost completely out of her control, and drastic measures call for drastic actions.

Heck, Alice and Isaac pretty much admitted that they were just using each other half the time to further their own agenda. Or rather, insure their own safety.

Usually, middle grade novels have a pretty easy vocabulary, this is true for this novel as well. But, it didn't feel overly dumbed down. Some of the wording of the sentences actually gave it a slightly sophisticated tone to it, and of course we can't forget Ashes.

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