Is Underground (The Wolves Chronicles #8)
No one knows why, so Is Twite, younger sister of Dido Twite (from Dido and Pa and Nightbirds on Nantucket), sets out to discover the whereabouts of Arun, her cousin, and Davie, the king's only son both missing.
Is soon finds herself aboard a secret midnight train heading north to Playland, a place of fun and frolic and dancing every nigh...more
Is, half-sister of Dido, embarks on an adventure all her own, a particularly dark one as the children of London have been lured to the new kingdom set up in the ...more
Unfortunately, Is is no Dido Twite. She's probably a better person is some ways, but she's not as entertaining as her wild and mouthy sister. That combined with the grimness of the situation for all the children made this kind of a dark read.
I've been rereading Joan Aiken’s Wolves Chronicles since early last year. I first read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase when I was ten, at my primary school’s book club. I remember being absolutely enchanted! Unable to wait a whole week to find out what happened next, I did a very cheeky thing and stuffed ‘my’ copy in my bag when it was time to go home. I read the whole book in one sitting, and felt very proud and ...more
Set in 19th-century England, the story is full of political intrigue, class-warfare, unfed and mistreated children. More important, h ...more
Also, Gold Kingy was such a jerk :P
The only problem is that it took a while for things to happen (which was a good thing, because the suspense was well built), but I found it ended a bit too abruptly.
I give it a 4.5 stars :)
NEW COLLECTION 2016 - The People in The Castle https://www.goodread ...more
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Well, thought Is, if I get outta here, I’ll be able to learn some other person the best way to get free from a rolled-up rug.”