Galloglass (Worldquake #3) by Scarlett Thomas, 418 pages. Simon and Schuster, 2019. $18
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Just as she is strengthening her connection with the Library, Effie has been kicked out of Otherwold for supposedly being a galloglass – the most selfish of the magical shades. As she goes back to her world to figure out what’s going on and now to get back to Otherworld, she also has to deal with the Diberi – the evil group that are plotting to get control over both worlds. Her friends seem to be scattered with their own problems and shady characters are gathering for their town’s Midwinter festivities. Can the children bring it all back together and protect everyone and everything they hold dear?
Just like book #2, Thomas takes us in five different directions in order to give each of the five friends their time on the page, which makes this confusing. One of the children encounters what can only be described as a child predator – ultra-creepy to watch him grooming her. My favorite part is when Wolf takes an ethics test in the middle of the book (page 200-ish); you’ll have to read that part for yourself.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS
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