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The Cabinet of WondersUt why Petra doesn't know but she knows this she will go to Prague sneak into Salamander Castle and steal her father's eyes backJoining forces with Neel whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their wor. Four chapters That is all I give books these days If it hasn't captured my interest by chapter four I put the book downThe Cabinet of Wonders has a great story idea but ultimately I could not get over the poor writing I know the book was written for children and thus simplistic but there are so many adjectives in the story as to render imagination bored and rote An example She went into a room with a suare window Okay I don't know about you but I assume windows are generally going to be suare and if it isn't suare then let me know Also if you are going to mention a window at all it should be because the window is going to play a role later That's a petty example I know but the book is bursting with too much word fat Not only that but almost every conversation was artificial The main character's father comes through the door with an old bloody bandage over his eyes having had them gouged out by the prince and their pet mechanical spider asks him what the palace library is like Huh Then the father goes on to talking like he's not phased at all by being blinded and having to be pack carted home by two thungs It just didn't ring true It feels to me like this woman either speaks English as a second language or she somehow got her first or second draft of this thing published and not the 10th 20th draft it takes to finish a good novelI am sad because the story was interesting and the author looks like a cutie pie so I am sorry this one didn't work out After four chapters I was done

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Read & Download The Cabinet of Wonders 104 ☆ Marie Rutkoski's startling debut novel the first book in the Kronos Chronicles about the risks we take to protect those we love brims with magic political intrigue and heroismPetra Kronos has a simple happy life But it's never been ordinary She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in hMarie Rutkoski's startling debut novel the first book in the Kronos Chronicles about the risks we take to protect those we love brims with magic political intrigue and heroismPetra Kronos has a simple happy life But it's never been ordinary She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice Her best friend can. A fascinating book in which magic education is restricted in Bohemia roughly similar to the Czech Republic before WWI to nobles only and those who aren't noble manage as best as they can When Prince Rudolf steals Petra Kronos's father's eyes after her father builds a clock that could control weather Petra runs away with her living mechanical spider to steal them back In Prague she makes friends with a Romany Gypsy family particularly Neel and his sister Sadie who help her to get work in the castle There she meets a wizard who has days when her skin oozes acid the spy from England Dr Dee and the prince himself when he's wearing her father's eyesThere is so much that is cool about this book glass bombs that release wasps or waves swap able eyes living mechanical animals and the invention of a new primary color Now I just have to wait for the second book sigh

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Trap lightning inside a glass sphere Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clockPetra's life is forever changed when one day her father returns home – blind The prince has stolen his eyes enchanted them and now wears them B. I hesitated to give this four stars as the heroine Petra was a pretty generic YA fantasy bright and plucky lass who showed little development And of course she almost immediately met up with a clever and jolly gypsy to help in her uest What is it with fantasy writers and gypsies One there were never so many friendly helpful gyspsies around that so many protagonists should have them as sidekicks and Two just because most people have never met any doesn't mean that it is ok for authors to continually stereotype them But happily Rutkoski does have some original twists on magic use and some great imagery Her villainous prince and the sinister English diplomat Dee are complex and interesting than her heroes even if Dee has been stolen from history by many a writer prior This was also a pretty uick read so I'm happy to continue the series and see if there is a bit character development in later books