Wildwood Imperium

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Wildwood is on the verge of collapse. The magical borders of the wood are in danger, threatening to break and let loose the magic trapped within. Meanwhile, outside, a group of orphans and saboteurs gather to take down an industrial titan. Two worlds are about to collide and only one girl can stop the destruction of both worlds. Prue must gather the remaining bandits, former Wildwood Irregulars and friends to combat a growing evil or all will be lost. It’s a big job for a little girl, and she just might be too late.

My first impression of this book was that it had some unbalanced literary elements. There was not enough comic relief to counteract many of the action scenes. It seemed to me that every second I kept reading, the world became in greater danger of destruction and some new calamity befell Prue and her friends at each turn. It could have used some comic relief to release the buildup of tension in the story. However, the writing content was laudable and my compliments go to the author for maintaining the writing style created in first book in the third book, unlike many other series I have read. The core plot was acceptable and it concluded the series well. The plot was a fitting finale, as it connects the events of the first book in a very final manner that doesn’t leave room for more development. Overall, I gave this book four and a half stars for an admirable writing style, despite a lack of comic relief.

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Author Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 592 pages
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publish Date 2/4/2014
ISBN 9780062024749
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Issue May 2014
Category Young Adult


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