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City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
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Apr 06, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: ya, supernatural, fantasy, detective
Recommended for: young adults who like adventures, italy, fantasy books
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy

A very good YA novel that surprised me.

Lucien is just a boy, living in Islington London. Sadly, he has cancer and has to stay home for a while to recover from chemotherapy. His father gifts him a gorgeous italian notebook, but once he falls asleep he notices the notebook has special properties, namely that it transports him to Talia, the 1600 equivalent of Italy in another dimension. There he learns about a different kind of life and has many adventures...

I really liked this one, the characters were interesting and the plot was very well thought out. There were a few small things that annoyed me (De Dethridge's speech for example, augh!) but overall, a nice read. There are three sequels to this book, but this one is in my opinion the best one.

book: 3/50
pages: 702

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