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A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2

By Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.

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A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY is a thrilling second novel from Susan Dennard. Just like with her first book, readers will enjoy the characters, quickly turn the pages to figure out the mystery, and delight in the romantic spark between Eleanor and Daniel. However, it's not until halfway through the book that readers finally see Daniel. Hurray! The story slogs a bit aboard ship, and readers will look forward to when Eleanor is once again on dry land. Dennard's research and knowledge of Philadelphia and Paris clearly shows. A Darkness Strange and Lovely even begins to have a more steampunk edge with airships and cool gadgets. The action-packed ending will leave readers eager for the third installment.

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