Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller

Title: Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike #1)
Author: Kirsten Miller
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: YA Mystery
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: Minor Swearing
Premise: "
Life becomes more interesting for Ananka Fishbein when, at the age of twelve, she discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean world." (American Fork Library System)
Opinions: This was a fun read.  It is a book filled with fascinating twists and turns and strong young women characters.  It's a great book to show the strength and brilliance that pre-teen/teen young women can find within themselves.  Even though the story is told about Kiki Strike, girl detective, my favor character is the narrator Ananka Fishbein.  I love seeing her develop through the story and to find faith in herself and in friendship.  I also love the brilliant way the author interweaves interesting facts about New York that bring a different world to light for the reader.  Overall, this a great read for young women (and some not so young) who love mystery. I, for one, intend to seek out my library this week for book two in the series.  I let you know how it goes.

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