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The Blade of Shattered Hope (The 13th Reality #3)

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Things have changed for Atticus Higginbottom. After the near catastrophe in the Fourth Reality, Tick’s being homeschooled in the fields of science, trying to master the mysterious Chi’karda. But just as he begins to make progress, Mistress Jane reappears, now hideously scarred and much more powerful. She has tapped into the universe’s darkest secret to create the Blade of ...more
Hardcover, 446 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Shadow Mountain
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Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love the series and am looking forward to reading the third one!
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is just... I don't know what word I can use to describe it... Excitement flows into my mind, the new scientific phenomenon will be taught... I can only use the word extraordinary. The main character Atticus Higginbottom started to use his extreme power of Chi'karda. Now that Atticus and Jane both flew into the Nonex and "reunited(?)" with the evil Reginald Chu, I wonder how Atticus will survive, and escape the Nonex. If you like sci-fi with a thrilling story, this is the series you s ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
A quick, fun read. I liked this one the best of the three books so far in the 13th Reality series. The story moved faster and was darker than the first two books, so even though it is marketed as a children's book I would rather my children be at least 12 before reading it because there were some intense scenes. The ending has closure for some, but not all, of the characters, so you will have to read the next book to get to the real ending.
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“An ‘all killer, no filler’ kind of book.” – Adam, You’ve Got All This To Come

“Science is all about inquiring and questioning the world around you, this book certainly gets kids thinking about scientific possibilities.” – Georgina, Special Education Needs Resource Blog

“Perfect for anyone who doesn't believe in themselves but should.” – Nicola, Miss Cleveland Is Reading

“Wow! What a story! Dashner has proven he can write clever, gripping adventures for the younger, middle grade audience.” – Jo, L
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
The story lacks something... I didn't feel attracted to it any more!

I don't know why I didn't like this book. I felt it dragging on and on, until I thought it won't finish!
There was probably few nice and exciting things, but they were spread out thin and didn't last for long. Sato was an important charachter in this book, that's a nice change. But I don't remember Sofia or Paul to be as important in it. And what's with the Soliken? (I'm not even sure of the spelling) I didn't understand what it
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
There are many things I like about this book and series, but this book seemed to drag a little for me. Mistress Jane is a character who most often is past feeling. She doesn't care the harm she causes. It took a little too long to learn why Tick is who he is.
Nathan Usher
Mistress Jane has an evil purpose in mind to destroy all the realities, but one. She is more powerful than ever and is pulling out all the stops to defeat Tick and the Realitants. Tick begins to understand his strange possession of the chi'karda powers and uses them to help defeat Mistress Jane. Can Tick defeat Jane and save the realities?

I like this book and I would recommend it for kids who the Maze Runner series. I would recommend this book to or kids/students who like action. I like this boo
Jun 23, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is definitely targeted toward a younger audience, but the story is still great. I'm a little annoyed that James Dashner switched over and wrote the Maze trilogy instead of finishing this out. It's been quite a wait between books.

It seems like there's been a plague lately of writers biting off more than they can chew and then dragging their heels to finish the story. Or worse, they robotically churn it out and the sequels stink. Can someone please write a book that begins and ends in a
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
I enjoy James Dashner as an author. I greatly liked the previous two books in this series, but this one not so much. The story wasn't as interesting and seemed drawn out. I will read the 4th book when it comes out because I would like to know what happens to Tick, but if there is another one after that? I'm not sure. Authors seem to draw out a story so much so they can write more books. I understand that this is their primary way of making a living....but when you string the story out so long ju ...more
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed this series. It reminds me of A Wrinkle in Time combined with The Mysterious Benedict Society. It's filled with plenty of science, crazy contraptions and quirky (and some wonderfully scary) characters. It's a great option if you're looking for something exciting to read out loud to your children. As a parent, I think it's great to have a wonderful series that keeps your kids interested -- and reading. However, not many books can keep my interest past a trilogy. I was disapp ...more
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book wasn't quite as good as the other two. I thought that the resolution to the whole problem of the entire universe dissolving forever was overly simplistic. That kinda messed up the ending for me. I did like how the book actually ended. Nice twist to set up for a sequel. Tick's family was also set up to be a more important part of the story in the next book. I look forward to the next book in the series even though this one wasn't my favorite of the three.
Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
OH-EM-FREAKING-ZEE!!! That was bloody amazing! What a cliff hanger! Woa!!! I can't wait to read the next book. Sato was amazing. He has quickly become one of my favorite characters in the whole series. And wow! am I the only one who never expected that ending to come? Well, it was awesome. =)
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was really good, and I enjoyed reading it. I think it was really creative, and it kept me interested the whole time.:) I liked all the characters, and I enjoyed learning more about them. I had lots of favorite parts, but the best one was when Tick saves the universe. This was an awesome book, and I would recommend it to any one!
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Definitely the best book yet in the series, I couldn't put down. I feel like this book is the turning point (much like Harry Potter book 4) where as the character has finally begun to grow up and make some serious world changing decisions so has the the author raised the bar on the plot.
I am hopeful for the prospects of what is to come.
Tommy Hancock
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt like this book started out a bit less interesting than the first two books, but also ended much stronger, leaving it at the same 4 star rating for me.

I'm really liking this series. So far,I prefer it to the Maze Runner series. Here's to hoping for a strong finish in the next book :)
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This book just keeps on edging me to a cliff. What a cliffhanger.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a really good sequel to the previous book (I can't remember the name at the moment). "The Blade of Shattered Hope" has done a very good job of continuing the story in this series. Personally, I believe that the best thing this book did was character development. Before reading this book, I didn't really like Sato. However, after finishing it, I'm hoping that they don't kill him off because now, I actually know more about him. I do have one complaint, though. In this book, we get to ...more
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Man, this took me forEVER to finish, but MAN, it was amazing. It's not like one of those books that drags on the conflict forever, and it never feels dangerous enough, or it doesn't escalate properly. Also, the character development here is absolutely beautiful. James Dashner proves that, once again, he's got a way with words. Seriously, this book was amazing, if a bit long, and it's definitely worth the read.
Fainne J. Firmin
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed this book and will be reading the next one, it didn't do much for me. It crossed over into the realm of fantasy (as opposed to the sci-fi it's supposed to be) and more characters didn't see any sort of change. Sato developed, but no one else from the cast really did. I just didn't feel like the plot furthered things, and Jane pointing out the cliches of villains doesn't excuse her from doing them. So it was a good book, but that's about it.
Jace (Jaw-Say)
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was very good. It had a great plot and a lot of great characters that are funny, smart, and adventurous. In this book the main character Atticus Higginbottom, or Tick, is learning how to control his powers while fighting Mistress Jane and her plans to make the Utopian Reality. It sounds good, but is it worth it to sacrifice billions of people along the way? Tick doesn't think so.
Michael Lent
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Series turns dark with the torture of animals and small children in real jeopardy. Characters don't develop and flesh out. Deja vu quality to story lines and action. The kids and I decided to drop out of this series.
Deano Marino
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again, this is one series that gets better with each book!
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was my favorite so far in the series. The plot has thickened, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the last book.
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Rohan Nunugonda
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! However, must read the prequels to understand!
Matthew Kallish
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series so far. Looking forward to the fourth and final for sure.
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is probably the best of the book that i have read from James dashner and i still remember my breath taking awe at the plot in general.
It reminded of a little of harry potter because it kept it's grasp on me at every second and i just wanted to finish it within a day.
I loved the girl in this book and obviously tick was awesome.
This series is THE series that got me into sci-fi and i cannot thank it enough because since then i have read wonderful books from this genre.
It deserves a lot of hype
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
great continuing book of the series.
Jake H.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book takes place in a town called Deer Park in Washington. The main characters are Tick, Sofia, and Paul, and they have to stop a woman called Mistress Jane, from using a weapon called the blade of shattered hope, and when she misuses it to destroy the 5th reality, but then it will accidentally destroys the universe in the processes. So Tick and his friends Sofia, and Paul have to stop her before she uses it. a good quote in this book is on pg. 145 "Maybe they are as terrified of i as we ar ...more
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“Frozen by fear. Not able to move. Your mind screaming” 2 likes
“When neither Tick nor anyone else made a move, Jane stopped. Her body stiffened, and some kind of unspoken warning seemed to flow from her, back at them like a misty spray of poison.” 0 likes
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