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By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.

Book Tahereh Mafi Fantasy 2017
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Tahereh Mafi fans will find a lot to love as she brings back her pushy narrator, her ornate descriptions, and a cast of magical teen characters facing overwhelming challenges. This time around, rotting corpses are not only thick on the ground, they're likely to turn up just about anywhere, which may not be the lush Persian fantasy some readers thought they were signing up for (though there's also some poetry from Rumi and some Farsi words). Signing off with "Until next time, dear reader," Whichwood leaves little doubt that this is only the beginning of these characters' adventures.

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