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Galloglass

(Worldquake Sequence #3)

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Effie, Wolf, Raven, and Max are faced with their most challenging adventure yet in the third installment of the magical Worldquake series.

Effie Truelove and her school friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian, and Raven must put their magical skills to the test. The Diberi, a corrupt organization intent on destroying the world, has returned and has something sinister planned at Midw
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Paperback, 373 pages
Published May 21st 2019 by Canongate Books (first published April 4th 2019)
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Odette Brethouwer
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Iedereen die bij mij in de buurt komt weet hoe dol ik ben op Drakendal. Over deel 2, De magiërs, was ik ook al zo lyrisch. Dat ik niet op de verschijningsdag begon in deel 3 komt omdat ik toen druk bezig was met trouwen en op huwelijksreis zijn :) En toen bleef hij een beetje liggen. Maar nu kwam ik er aan toe.

Ik heb genoten van de wereld en de schrijfstijl, weer, uiteraard. Dat stelde niet teleur. Maar inhoudelijk.. Het avontuur sleepte me niet zo mee als in de eerste twee delen. Ook vond ik de
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Petra Doom
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kinderboek
4,5*

Een heerlijk, magisch boek! Net als bij de vorige delen had ik vaak het gevoel 'in' het verhaal te willen kruipen.

Het enige minpuntje van dit verder geweldige boek is dat het einde wat haastig voelde, zeker in verhouding met de vele, grote gedachtes en ideeën die het verhaal aanraakt.
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Gwen
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Del primo e del secondo libro ne avevo già ampiamente parlato con Vera, sul blog https://perseinunbuonlibro.wordpress...., professando il nostro amore incondizionato per l’universo magico/distopico/metaletterario che ospita le avventure dei giovanissimi protagonisti, capeggiati da Effie Truelove. Ma cosa succede a questo punto della storia? Sono soprattutto quattro gli snodi narrativi della nuova avventura, che si svolge durante i preparativi per la fiera annuale del solstizio d’inverno, mentre ...more
Jonna
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Clever. Loved the references to 'The end of mr. Y'. ...more
Danielle Waanders
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Het was wat ingewikkelder geschreven dan de eerste twee delen, dus ik twijfelde tussen 3 of 4 sterren. Uiteindelijk vond ik het toch te leuk voor 3 sterren.
Ruth Paszkiewicz
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Michella (BoekenMiesje)
Helaas 2 sterren. Zoveel namen, moeilijk termen en verhaallijnen dat het lastig is om het allemaal te onthouden.
Het boek is niet goed vertaald naar het Nederlands en er zijn te moeilijke woorden gebruikt voor de doelgroep.
Het verhaal kwam te moeizaam op gang en werd met een sneltreinvaart afgerond. Jammer.
Amarinske
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars with an average of 8.45/10
1 star: 1.0-2.9/10
2 stars: 3.0-5.4/10
3 stars: 5.5-7.0/10
4 stars: 7.1-9.0/10
5 stars: 9.1-10/10
Rating based on plot, characters, and writing(2x)

Plot: 9/10
Characters: 8.8/10
Writing: 8/10
General enjoyment: 9.5/10

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So many great elements in this book. We have a cat society showcasing several kinds of diversity you wouldn't expect to find among cats, like for example diving into the debate on veganism.
The general magical feel of a middle-grade fantasy is presented
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Galloglass (Worldquake #3) by Scarlett Thomas, 418 pages. Simon and Schuster, 2019. $18

Content: G

BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE

AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE

Just as she is strengthening her connection with the Library, Effie has been kicked out of Otherwold for supposedly being a galloglass – the most selfish of the magical shades. As she goes back to her world to figure out what’s going on and now to get back to Otherworld, she also has to deal with the Diberi – the evil group that are plotting
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Betty
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beetje chaotisch beschreven en het einde voelde ook afgeraffeld. Naar mijn mening is deel een het beste in deze serie.
Mark Buxton
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My name is Effie, and I used to love visiting my cousins in the Otherworld. I was even excited to go with Clothilde to get my kharakter analysis, but I never dreamed I'd be labeled a selfish, self-centered galloglass. I've now been banished from the Otherworld! I don't know what to do, but it now looks like the Diberi are behind everything. I can't understand why I always feel so tired. My M-currency seems to run out too quickly, so I've stopped wearing my Heroes ring. I'm sure the Diberi have p ...more
Meera
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Danny Stoll
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
these books make me feel like a kid again!

I was so happy when my local bookshop called me to say that they received a copy and immediately put it away for me. I picked it up and read it over the next couple of days. Every free second I had was put into Galloglass.

I love learning more about Scarlett Thomas's world with every book. In this book the reader finds out the story takes place in the (not so distant) future, after a presumable 3rd world war. I love the low technology level and it's reall
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Michal Paszkiewicz
I have very mixed feelings about this book. The portrayal of abuse in the book is horrific and the way the character responds to it is worrying and potentially inspiring poor choices, but the book later irons out the issue and tries to maje a point of speaking out to readers as to how abuse should be tackled. However, I feel that reading this book as a youth could be scarring.

I really enjoyed Wolf's challenge with AI, where he highlights a lot of points that seem to be missed every time similar
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Irudix
Aug 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: belgica
Scarlett Thomas creates in the Worldquake series a quirky, colourful world in which a group of teenagers with magical powers save the world(s) while trying to find their place in it according to their abilities.
Although that summary would apply to most children/young adult fantasy narratives, Scarlett Thomas always introduces unexpected twists (e.g. why not have a warrior who always tries to avoid conflict?) and deals with some sensitive topics such as child abuse in a matter-of-fact way that I
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Pau
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasia
El que mas he disfrutado de la saga, creo que no le falta nada!

Este libro sigue el mismo patrón que los anteriores: los niños (y los lectores) estan en ese equilibro de ir aprendiendo cosas nuevas y desconocer muchas otras mientras se va descubriendo una amenaza que debrán detener. Lo que le da ese encanto especial y lo que hace que lo haya disfrutado tanto es el como se desarrolla todo. Personajes inclusivos, dilemas morales muy bien planteados y solucionados, gatos molones...

Entre los temas qu
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Pam
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing through NetGalley.
The saga of these five friends continues as they work to thwart the next world domination plot of the Diberi. Each has grown in their magical abilities and developed their strengths. Again, Effie is the central character but we see the other four establish themselves independently too.
Thomas spins a magical story about this universe and the Otherworld where magic is commonplace. This third book wraps up th
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Alicia
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Yayyyyyy the third book in Thomas' Worldquake series! This series is set in a near future world where all technology has basically gone back to 1992, there's an Otherworld full of magic and a mysterious Underworld, there are lots of rival groups of magic users, and a band of magical kids! The kids are once again learning more about themselves and their powers, which Thomas does a great job with, plus there are lots of cats in this one (one of the cats is a
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Felicity Richards
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
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Yapha
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
I'm not sure if this is the conclusion to the series that began with Dragon's Green, but it wraps things up quite nicely in case it is. There are some really important messages inside of this, that may feel a little didactic to adults, but are important for children to hear. Lexy is tormented by a member of the Dibari who threatens her parents if she tells anyone. Wolf faces many ethical dilemmas that are addressed really well. Effie has to balance what is and is not selfish to do. I highly reco ...more
Annabel Campbell
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Galloglass is pure, undiluted magic. I loved this series and its cast of unique and wonderful characters - I think I fell in love with all of them (especially the quite hopeless adults), no matter how briefly they appeared in the story.

In this instalment of the series, Thomas weaves in important messages of inclusiveness and the importance of care - both for ourselves and for others. It’s wonderful to see these things discussed so frankly in a children’s book, and it’s a real tonic in these str
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Cindy
Third book in this series about magic and friendship.

They evil ones wanted to destroy the world and Fee and her friends have to stop them.
Everyone of these friends has an own part in this and an own story.

Book with suspence, magic, magical world, friendship. search and lots of books.
What more do you want?

Deel 3 in deze serie over magie en vriendschap.

De Diberi willen de wereld vernietigen en Fee en haar vrienden moeten dit tegen houden.
Ieder van de vrienden heeft hier een eigen rol en een eigen
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Wina
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youth
Fantasy, 4-7th grade. This is book #3 in Worldquake trilogy.
I liked this book ever so much. It's really imaginative, has wonderful characters, and is so British. If you like Harry Potter, this should please you, as well. Does not end in a cliffhanger, but you want to read on. This final installment also includes absolutely amazing, glorious, feel-good stuff, but SUPER important things for young folks to know, too. Stuff about killing and abuse seamlessly incorporated into the story, I was so gl
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Drew
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic installment in the Worldquake series from Thomas. This one loses a bit because of how quickly the ending is rushed -- but the book isn't really about the ending at all. Instead, it's about the deep philosophical things that we SHOULD be allowing kids to read and interrogate. The ethical quandaries presented here are numerous and handled with grace and kindness towards these kids -- as is Lexy's abuse. Harrowing but also powerfully necessary and handled, again, with a skill that ...more
Joshua
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a good conclusion to the series, but I had some serious issues with the book. Part of this book hinged on abuse of children. I had great difficulty reading this and an even harder time reading it aloud to my children (this was our bedtime story). This abuse was psychological in nature and I found myself just skipping large sections of text as I didn't want to expose my kids to that. I _guess_ the up side of this was that it opened up an opportunity to talk about abusive people and what ...more
Ry Herman
The third book in the sequence equals the first in quality, and that quality is quite high; the scope is grand and the themes are nuanced. A couple of characters who previously got little time also get a lot more space here, which was welcome. I also appreciated the vegan messaging. Lexie's storyline gets pretty dark, but I think it was well-handled. I'm looking forward to more books in this series as they come. ...more
Nathanael Crisp
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a phenomenal third entry into the series. More accessible yet richer, this book is filled with twists and turns, well written characters and enchanting magic. It also touches on some difficult and dark topics which make it accessible and important for all ages to read. In addition, it is LGBT positive with LGBT characters that are also well written. It was a lovely read and one I am sure I will return to in future!
Naomi
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another journey with Effie and her friends into the WorldQuake series. This has been my favourite book to date. The characters are well drawn, the story zipped along nicely and the ending was very satisfying, uplifting and quite honestly inspiring. This is the book I'd wished I could have read as a young girl. Thank you Scarlett! ...more
Heleen
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Worldquake series was again so much fun to read. It’s just so imaginative and full of humour! I do think that the author’s own views could have been a bit less obvious and the ending unraveled a tad quick for my liking, but I still have to give it 5 stars because I loved it so much.
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Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her widely-acclaimed novels include PopCo, The End of Mr Y and The Seed Collectors. As well as writing literary fiction for adults, she has also written a literary fantasy series for children and a book about writing called Monkeys with Typewriters. Her work has been translated into more than 25 languages.

She has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, sh
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