Cremer, Andrea The Conjurer’s Riddle, 340 pgs. Philomel Books, 2015. $18.99 Content: Language: PG-13 (4 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13.
Charlotte has returned to the Catacombs to find that they have been destroyed. Following the back-up plan she is able to locate the children who escaped the destruction and begins a journey to meet up with the rest of the Rebels in New Orleans. Charlotte’s friend and protector, Grave, is stilling attracting a lot of attention and Charlotte continues to try and defend his humanity.
This is the second book in the series. Charlotte is a likable character and the setting and rebellion are interesting, but it always feels really slow and drawn out. I felt bored while I was reading and was anxious for it to be over. The ending is super frustrating though—it is worse than a cliff hanger because they are in the middle of a life threatening situation and it ends. Ugh, disappointing read.
MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.