Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book Review of Kiki Strike in the Shadow City

 I discovered a copy of Kiki Strike in the Shadow City  at my local library, and since then, my life has never been the same! No, really. This book is amazing!  Annika, a teenage girl living in Manhattan, is bored. As she looks out her window, she notices a mysterious hole in the ground, with a ladder leading down into it. She finds a secret, tiny underground room! Two construction workers digging a sewer discover her exploring
there, so she leaves. Then, her life changes when she meets Kiki Strike, a girl superspy. Kiki  wears all black, has an "army" of five talented Girl Scouts, and drives her Vespa all over Manhattan. She tells Annika that that little room leads to the Shadow City, a secret series of underground tunnels used as speakeasies and escapes for smuggler in the late 1920s - and it's up to them to protect it from falling into the wrong hands. Annika and Kiki, with the Girl scouts Betty( a master of disguise) , Luz,(an inventor) DeeDee(a talented chemist),and Oona,(a hacker and forger) form a group called the Irregulars, and they explore all over Shadow City. Annika and the other girls begin to wonder if Kiki has an ulterior motive for wanting to explore the Shadow City. Soon they find themselves trying to foil an international kidnaping plot- that could turn deadly for their friend Kiki, who isn't who she says she is....

    5 stars! This book was seriously awesome- like a combination of Nancy Drew and the Mysterious Benedict Society. I can't wait to download the rest of the series on my Kindle!

1 comment:

  1. I am always looking for good books! Five Stars is pretty good...I'll have to check it out!



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