Jeni's Reviews > The Hidden Gallery
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2)
Jun 22, 2011
Although I like the writing of these books, there is something ultimately unsatisfying in the plot. I don't mind the mysterious referrals to hidden identities, etc. and the gradual revealing of clues to the past. But each book itself doesn't have a main plot or climax. The first one was "we had a Christmas party and things went terribly wrong." This book is basically "we went to London and things went terribly wrong, but we are becoming aware that something strange is going on behind the scenes." If you are going to write a series, that's fine - I love reading those. But at least make each book able to stand alone on its own plot. There is too much reference to the first book here, reminders of things that really don't matter to this story, as flimsy as it is. So I like the language these are written in, but actually both of these books could be combined, in my opinion. If you have a big point to make, at least be making smaller points along the way; don't keep dawdling with minor adventures hinting that there's a bigger adventure just ahead out of reach. Did this book have an editor?
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June 22, 2011 – Started Reading
June 22, 2011 – Shelved
June 26, 2011 – Finished Reading