First they ventured deep under New York to save the city itself. Then things got personal as the Irregulars ventured into a haunted mansion in Chinatown to uncover an evil twin. Now, in the third installment of bestselling author Kirsten Miller’s Kiki Strike series, this delightful group of delinquent geniuses jump feet first into a fast-paced international pursuit, going underground in Paris to pursue a pair of treacherous royals who have killed Kiki’s parents. With a dash of romance, a fresh take on good manners, and loads of butt-kicking bravery, Kiki, Betty, Ananka and the other Irregulars sharpen their amazing skills in this highly anticipated new adventure.
About the Author
KIRSTEN MILLER grew up in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. At seventeen, she hit the road and moved to New York City, where she lives to this day. She is the author of two other Kiki Strike books, as well as the bestselling The Eternal Ones and All You Desire.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
Kiki is off to Pokrovia to track down her aunt for the crime of murdering her parents and finally put her in jail but in Kiki’s world, nothing is ever easy. With the Irregulars backing her up, she takes off and ends up in Paris, where she is kidnapped. So there are about six,m or it seems, subplots going on while Kiki is stuck in Paris trying to get the proof to pin her parents’ murder on her aunt and you can only hope that she succeeds. This is also where Kiki hooks up with the Darkness Dwellers who protect the Catacombs there.
The girls: Ananka, Betty and Oona are back in New York trying to help. Oona’s long lost twin, Lili, is causing her grief by pretending to be her as well as racking up bills and stealing all over town. Betty gets the offer of a lifetime to be an assistant to the headmistress (Ms. Beuaregard), of a mysterious girls’ school that promises to rehabilitate the rebellious. So Betty jumps on the chance and gets to travel to Paris where is forced to help Ms. Beuaregard clear her boyfriend’s name. Ananka finds herself falling in love with Betty’s boyfriend in the meantime. Oh and Molly, a former student of Ms. Beuaregard and friend of Ananka comes back to settle a score with the school. Whew!
The outcome of that will have you relieved and all of the threads are mostly sorted out and tied up which disappoints me since I have just realized that the series is possibly over. I so enjoy the girls and their growth over through these delightful books that I am going to miss them. I did force the first book on my book club and we gleefully read the second but were sad that it took soo long to get to the conclusion. I highly recommend this series to adults and young teens since they are so full of positive messages. They have just the right combination of adventure, thrills and a bit of romance.
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
Eggs. I can barely stand the sight of them. A few years back, I tried a fried egg on a dare and I thought I was going to die of disgust.
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