Plot: Riggins presents to readers a clever, fast-paced story that intertwines a mystery surrounding the theft of Lenia’s trident with Team Liberati’s second attempt at the Quest Series, introduced to readers in the first book, How to Set the World on Fire. Unfortunately, the conclusion of this novel leaves far too many questions unanswered for readers to be satisfied.
Prose: Riggins maintains strong pacing throughout the story, by utilizing efficient sentence structure and paying close attention to the flow of passages and reveal of information at appropriate moments.
Originality: Money Jane offers elements that mimic modern lifestyles, such as the Sage Mirrors, which introduce a refreshing vibe to a story with otherwise archaic characteristics.
Character Development: Even minor characters feel authentic in this book, but what is truly memorable is the bond between Kase and his talented buddies, Lenia and Talen. This close-knit group naturally balances their individual strengths and weaknesses into a highly plausible, dynamic friendship.
Blurb: A thoroughly entertaining YA fantasy adventure.
Date Submitted: August 21, 2018