Book Reviews

The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner


With his beloved Sido safe in London, Yann heads back to France to help smuggle aristocrats, who would be doomed to face the guillotine, out of the country.

Despite the danger, Sido and Yann write to each other, but her guardian’s disapproval, and a long-kept secret about Yann’s past, could tear them apart.

When Sido is mysteriously kidnapped, will Yann be able to save her?

The Silver Blade is the sequel to The Red Necklace. As with that novel, maybe a little more so with this one, I believe the intended audience of 12 years old is just a bit too young for the content. The violence is detailed, and this sequel is darker than the first novel. I believe 15 and up is more appropriate.

I also found Silver Blade to be a little disjointed at times. Point of view jumped around, sometimes within the same scene.

The story, however, kept me involved, and the characters jumped off the page.

1) Overall Plot = 4.5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4

Average of score 4.5 out of 5

Where to buy the book: Amazon | B&N

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