The Crimson Skew
Sophie is traveling with her friends to New Occident to search for her parents. Meanwhile, her uncle is being framed by the governor to make it look like he is plotting to ruin everyone. As Sophie travels across the countryside, she discovers something called the “Red Mist,” which confuses and muddles your mind so that even your friends appear as monsters. Sophie has to find a way to stop the mist from continuing as well as save her parents and friends from various perils that they each face.
This book was kind of long to read and was not one you would pick up for light reading. The story is very interconnected and in-depth. It became more enjoyable to read as the story went further on, although it started slowly. This was the last book in the series, and it spent a lot of time going over what had already happened, which made it move very slowly, even for someone who had not read the previous books. Having read this one, I am curious about the first two, and it seems to be a decent conclusion to the story.
Viking Books for Young Readers
S. E. Grove