Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (September 13, 2012)
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One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different. When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul. She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him. To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and over excitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests—or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.
First off before I get started, it was a great book. Just all together. The way it was written, the characters, the plot. Now, how about we talk about the plot. Now most of the time in books you're never sure what the plot really is. That's not the case in this book. In this book the plot has been straight forward from beginning to end. Get Patrick's soul back from the deadly spidery spindlers. That's something I like in this book, that there is no other goal but get to the spindlers' nests.
Now let's talk about the setting. In this book Lauren made a whole world called Below. It's filled with mountains, markets, meadows, huge buildings, and small buildings. The setting is described with just enough detail to just amaze its readers.
How about the characters. The characters are just so amazing! Like they all have their own personalities and none of them are the same. That's a good thing. My favorite character has to be Liza's nocturna. The noctura are creatures that give you dreams. That's why I like them.
So I'm going answer some unanswered questions.
- 0. No romance what-so-ever. Not even secret crushes. No boy/girlfriends.
- Not really. I mean she hit's stuff with her broom, and it says she has a cut and stuff but really to fighting
- Ohhh that's a hard one....fantasy sorta.