Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson

Title: The Shadow Cabinet
Author: Maureen Johnson
Year Published: 2015

Genre: YA fiction (mystery and paranormal)
Pages: 376
Rating: 4 out of 5

Location (my 2015 Google Reading map)UK

FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my school's library

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how d you find a ghost? Also, Rory's classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte's in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming.

Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggle to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the enter city. In the process, they'll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itself--and Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret.

Review: I have now read all three of the Shades of London series right in a row. Whew!
What I liked about this book
  • I like Rory and the other characters and have throughout the series. I do wish Rory wouldn't take the risks she takes, but then there wouldn't be a story. I even like to hate the meanies (Jane, Sid, and Sadie). They are creepy!
  • I like the concept of the sight: being able to see ghosts, talk to them, etc.
  • I like that it takes place in London.

What I didn't like as much about this book:
  • It got a little too paranormal for me. I can't really go into this because I don't want to give anything away, but it just got a little too magic/paranormal/conspiracy laden. I am glad that I read book 3 though!

Book three of the series definitely ends with the possibility of a book four.

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