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Black Heart: Curse Workers, Book 3

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Entertaining but predictable final installment.

Book Holly Black Fantasy 2012
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BLACK HEART, the final installment in the CURSE WORKERS trilogy, doesn't offer much surpise or suspense, unlike the first two books, which left readers hanging on every word. The major characters, initially complex and impulsive, are a little dull and predictable in the finale. True, they've grown into more confident, self-aware young adults than they were in their younger years, but they lack the enjoyable witty banter and playful language that originally pulled readers in.

But Black Heart is an entertaining book nonetheless, and fans will enjoy its small details: descriptions of mob mansions, fancy clothes, and extravagant cars. Fans will also be happy with the ending and appeased by the one small shocker that Black has in store.

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