Saturday, April 27, 2013

Foiled Again!

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN! by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mike Cavallaro. First Second, 2013.

Aliera is back and still fighting trolls in this sequel to FOILED, picking up where the first book left off (though it is possible to read the sequel as a stand alone). Aliera is accompanied by Avery, her sidekick who happens to be--a troll himself and now bound in service to her. They must find and defeat the Dark Lord in order to not only survive the Underworld, but to rescue Aliera's cousin Caroline. Yolen's heroine is, no surprise to those who know her work, spirited and sardonic and sarcastic in turns. Mood and tone are conveyed effortlessly through the color palette of Cavallaro.

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