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Book Report: The Cabinet of Wonders

Your Humble Blogger does remember enjoying The Cabinet of Wonders (The Kronos Chronicles: Book I), by Marie Rutkoski. It’s another one of those semi-Victorian YA books, this time with loads of speculative elements (including a set of invisible tools that goes missing), an extremely creepy Bad Guy who wears other people’s eyes and loads of magic stuff. And a cool clock that will Destroy the World.

My recollection, which may (as I have been saying) be wrong, is that I read this one and Solomon Spoon and The Thief all within a short stretch of time (after tying off the Vorkosigan kick), and that I enjoyed this much more than the other two. On the other hand, looking down my list of books to blog, there are three more YA books that I think I read in a short stretch of time, enjoying one much more than the other two. So. Perhaps I’m thinking of those other books. Or, perhaps, I have a habit of getting three YA books out from the library at the same time and reading them in quick succession, which very likely entails my comparing them and discovering that I like one much more than the other two.

Plus, it occurs to me, I’m pretty sure Cabinet isn’t a library book but a school book sale book. I hope so, anyway, because I think it’s still on my shelf upstairs.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,
-Vardibidian.

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