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Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell

The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell.

The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2012
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375865886

Review: Have you ever read the book the Hunger Games or watched the movie? Did you like it? If so you might like the book The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell. Master of Misrule is about a young girl named Cat and her friends Flora, Blaine, and Toby. All they want are their prizes that they earned fair and square after winning the sinister games of Triumph. But, everything goes wrong when they tried to claim them.

Cat lives in London with her Aunt Bel because her parents had happened to die when they were picked to play the deadly game of Triumphs. Years later, Cat and her friends are also picked to play Triumph. If Cat wins, her prize is to get her kidnapped sister back so she and her friends really want to win. The story begins right after Cat wins Triumph and expects to have her sister returned to her. Unfortunately for Cat and her friends, the Master of Misrule double crosses them and makes them go through many more exciting obstacles to claim their prizes like crawling through a mud pit, fighting off a monster and climbing up a bush filled with tiny swords and knifes. Are they brave enough and tough enough to be able to claim their prizes? You will have to read the book to find out!

I thought The Master of Misrule was an OK book but it wasn't the best. In some parts of the book it was easy for my mind to sway away from the plot and focus on something else. This book was actually a little too hard for me to understand. Also, it has quite a bit of inappropriate language. Although The Master of Misrule is geared to readers age 12 and up, I would recommend this book be read by kids 14 and older because of the inappropriate language. My favorite part of the book would have to be when Cat tries to claim her sister the second time. All in all, The Master of Misrule has an interesting premise and might be enjoyed by teens who enjoyed the Hunger Games.

Review written by Anthony (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Master of Misrule for this review.

Have you read The Master of Misrule? How would you rate it?

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