The Cracks in the Kingdom

The Cracks in the Kingdom

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545397384
0545397383
9780545397391
0545397391
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 468 pages ; 22 cm

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darladoodles
Mar 18, 2017

This is an action-packed sequel to "A Corner of White" and really moves the plot along. There are plot twists revealed in this book -- some I had guessed, others were a total surprise. This second part of the trilogy moved along at a faster pace than the first and included some exciting sequences that advanced the storyline.

Madeleine and Elliot continue to communicate through the crack. We learn more about the royal family and where they are as well as how they can be rescued. The kids in the Alliance get to play an important part in helping Princess Ko. We learn more about many open-ended items from the first part as well.

If you were a bit underwhelmed by Part 1, do not give up. Read on! I am happy to say that I have "A Tangle of Gold" already checked out and ready to read.

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dnk
Aug 21, 2016

While Elliot is exploring the Kingdom of Cello with the Royal Youth Alliance and the fabulously cunning Princess Ko so they can figure out a way to pull her family back from The World, his Girl-In-The-World Madeline is settling into her life in Cambridge with her new friends while she tries to contact the Cello Royal Family. Just when it looks like Ko and Elliot are going to get what they desperately want, Elliot becomes a hunted fugitive. You can guess where he escapes to- but what he finds when he gets there (and where he finds it) will shock you in the best possible way. All this and even more Isaac Newton (why don't more fantasies feature him as prominently?) and, well, Byron.

Great sequel and character development; I nominate Ko for Queen of Everything.

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mklimova
Jul 14, 2016

Unique book that kept me up reading. I loved all the imagery and unusual condition that the main character has shedding light on something that is very beautiful yet unbelievable. A must read for the artists out there.

AliReads May 07, 2014

INCREDIBLE sequel. It really lived up to the first one, SO well done. Jaclyn Moriarty is so clever with dropping hints all the way through a story, yet when things happen they're still utterly surprising. Proper genius. A++.

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