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Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
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Jun 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in June, 2009

I've never read the Bartimaeus books. "Heroes of the Valley," however, received such glowing reviews from many sources, and has been sitting on the shelf, that I wanted to read it so that I can booktalk it to someone. I started to read it and couldn't tell if I liked it or not. But I was interested enough to keep going. Then it began to get good. Then it got REALLY good. Then it was scary and good and surprising. Once I hit a certain point in the story, I could barely tear myself away. The climax of the plot was heart-poundingly suspenseful. You should read this one - it is an original take on the "heroes and warriors" concept.

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