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“This book had such a good premise and I had such high hopes for it. The beginning was great, it gave the history for each of the 5 kids, so we know their motivations for making the deal with Madame Vileroy, it then moved to their introduction to New York and their new school/classmates/teachers/society. A good portion of the book dragged for me, I got to about halfway through it and almost didn’t finish it. However, I was invested in the characters and I pushed myself to see how the story played out.
The whole book is well written with a lot of detail - but for me, at times that amount of description hinders the story. Sometimes the story is flowing well, only to be halted abruptly with a long back story or over abundance of detail.
Each character I liked and hated their development from the first chapter to the end was quite interesting. Madame Vileroy was a very creepy guardian (as she should have been). **Semi Spoiler** The book did leave off on a cliffhanger, where if you really wanted to find out what happens to each of the kids you should read the next book. I probably will not continue with the series as it took me so long just to make it through this one.
Overall the story is very interesting and it keeps you engaged, you just have to be prepared to muddle through several chapters of no/slow action to get to the amazing scenes.”
Michelle wrote this review Thursday, April 19, 2012.