by Sharon Cameron
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 1, 2012)
When Katherine Tulman is sent to Stranwyne Keep to secure her cousin's inheritance and declare her uncle insane what she finds is not mad man but a genius, his handsome assistant, and two villages full of working men, woman, and children. But with that unexpected twist will she disobey her aunt or will she hand it all over.This book was a little for older people for my taste but I still really enjoyed reading it. The plot keeps you on your toes, the characters keep you coming back for more, and the setting was spectacular. So, now the moment you've all been waiting for *drum roll* THE QUESTIONS!
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character has to be Lane. He is Katherine's uncle's assistant, and he's also awesome. Why you may be asking? Well it's because he's not afraid to be himself, he's an artist, he also is a kick butt tough guy :)
What where all the characters like?
None of them where the same. They all had unique personalities. But one thing I didn't like was that it didn't describe the characters so I had no clear idea about what they looked like :(
What did you think about the setting?
It was amazing! Like there where secret underground tunnels. Stranwyne Keep was a giant house with a HUGE estate complete with castle ruins, hills, the work shop, a chapel, Stranwyne Keep, the upper village, and the lower village. It was well thought out and well planned.
Not much. I mean all of it was shunted to the back of the book. This is less an action book and more of a mystery book.
Fine then MYSTERY?
Well Stranwyne Keep and it's grounds have tones of mystery. Like the voices, howls, and strange creeks heard in the night. Also Lane is a mystery all to himself.
Well, like the action, it's all shunted to the back of the book. Though it did kinda grow on you during most of the book.
Something to wrap it up?
This was an amazing book and I would definitely recommend it! Thanks for reading!