I need some time to… absorb this… but whoa. Whoa. WHOA.
Okay, I wrote the above immediately after finishing, and now I’ve slept on it and it’s the next morning, so I’ll try to be a little more articulate. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. I almost don’t want to say ANYTHING because I want you to be SURPRISED by everything, but let’s just say that the concern I’ve seen about THE NAME OF THE STAR wrapping things up too neatly to allow for more books is NOT something you should be worrying about. There is PLENTY MORE that can happen to Rory and company. This book both CONTINUES the stories of the first book and adds some NEW ELEMENTS that make the world of the Shades of London even more fascinating. I had completely intended to go to bed early last night, but I could not stop reading. It made me laugh and cry and broke my heart. In a good way. You know.
(Disclaimer: Obviously I can’t claim to be unbiased, but everything above is completely sincere.)