“The Shadow City has lay beneath the streets of Manhattan for quite some time, virtually forgotten by all--well, almost all. Kiki Strike, has a secret, and a mission, actually, it's a secret mission and she needs the help of a very select few. This is when she hits the local Girl Scout troops to recruit her genius band of "Irregulars."
Ananka Fishbein and friends are in for a revelation when they team up with Kiki. With espionage in her blood and an overload of courage, Kiki leads this group of girls into the Shadow City, a former have for thieves, pirates, and all kinds of undesirables. But there is much more to Kiki strike than meets the eye.
This story gets you from the very begining and doesn't let you go...at all. Days later I am still sitting around thinking about the interesting mix of characters and how Kirsten Miller weaves them into this cohesive band of "sister." There are so many books out there that keep girls wondering what they're capable of, but Ms. Miller makes no bones about using her words to tell girls all over the world that they don't have to sit back and take it...whatever it is. Plenty of action, intrigue, and deception make this a book well worth the time invested for readers of any age. And don't be fooled, it's not just for girls. Boys, you can read it too...unless you're afraid!
KarenSyed wrote this review Sunday, July 29, 2007.