Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Steampunk Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4/5 Stars Series: yes - last book of trilogy
*SPOILER ALERT: contains spoilers for SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY and A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY*
It has been a tumultuous time for Eleanor Fitt since life as she knew it in Philadelphia came abruptly to an end. Although the Spirit-Hunters Joseph, Jie, and Daniel have helped her survive, Eleanor has lost just about everything.
And now, Jie is missing taken by the evil necromancer Marcus. Eleanor is determined not only to get her back but to finally end this nightmare. To do so, she must navigate the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt amid the rising Dead, her unresolved feelings for Daniel, and her volatile relationships with Joseph and Oliver, her demon. And it won’t be easy. Because Allison, her friend from Philadelphia, has tagged along, becoming strangely entangled in Eleanor’s mission.
It will take all of Eleanor’s powers of black magic, and all of Daniel’s and Joseph’s trust, to succeed. But there will be a price.
So I raced through this one (while listening to Carols at Kings. What else does a Brit do on Christmas Eve?). It only took about three hours (reading, not the carols!). It was a fun end to the series, full of more hijinxes, Dead things of all varieties (plenty of Egyptian tombs are plundered of their dead) and double crossing. The ending is sad, unexpected and bold – which makes it brilliant. Oliver and Eleanor’s relationship continues to be outstanding.
Very short review – sorry, it’s Christmas Day. Not much time to write.
Read my reviews of other books by Susan Dennard:
Something Strange and Deadly: (this series)
- TRUTHWITCH (#1)
- WINDWITCH (#2)
- SIGHTWITCH (#2.5)
- BLOODWITCH (#3)
- WITCHSHADOW (#4)
- THE LUMINARIES (#1)