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City of Ships by Mary Hoffman
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
Read from August 14 to 18, 2010 — I own a copy

Let's just say I was really skeptical to read this book at first. After a completely lakcluster and somewhat silly City of Secrets (I mean 'oh, let us lift the lake with our minds and then dunk the Manoush with it!'?? Please.), I thought Mary Hoffman's talent had been depleted.

Boy, I was wrong.

City of Ships is a great addition to the series. The main character, Isabel, is incredibly more charismatic than Matt. That in itself is a plus.

Also, the story seems to be much more mature than that presented to us in Book 4.

The highlight of the book, is of course, the final battle with the Gate people. I must say that just like Hoffman did in the Stellata and in the di Chimici massacre, she conducted the scene with dexterity, leaving the reader simply entranced.

It is, overall, an amazingly good book. I will be surely looking forward to the next installment in the series, the City of Swords.

PS.: Beatrice RULES. :)
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