Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Book Review -- The Cracks in the Kingdom

The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colours of Madeleine, #2)
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
My enjoyment rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book hangover rating: 4
Source: Library copy
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Objectionable material: None

Elliott is still fighting colors in the Kingdom of Cello; Madeleine is still hanging out in Cambridge, England. They are both still communicating via the crack in the universe that is housed in the parking meter at the end of Madeleine's street, and the search for the Royal Family of Cello continues.

Part II of Jaclyn Moriarty's The Colors of Madeleine series is just as whimsical, quirky, original, unique and fun as the first! This is the ONLY series I've continued since Harry Potter -- that's saying something!

There are some holes (pardon the pun) in the narrative -- links in the story that don't quite fit or work -- but I enjoyed both "worlds" so much and all the characters that I didn't really care.

If you are looking for a delightful and clever series, that doesn't involve dystopian death, depression, bleakness -- this should be next on your list.

Now...as with any series...I have to wait for the final book!!