Title: Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb
Author: Kirsten Miller
Summary: Kiki Strike and the Irregulars can never get a good night’s sleep: They’re too busy protecting the Shadow City they discovered the previous year and keeping safe from the various hitmen who want them dead. Much to everyones surprise, Oona is finally revealing some of her secrets – Lester Liu, leader of the Fu Tsang is her dad! And even more surprising, he’s suddenly opened his arms to welcome her back as his daughter.
The Irregulars are suspicious, but Oona willingly goes with him, casting doubt on her loyalty. To make matters worse, Anaka’s parents are fed up with her late night adventures and are going to send to her a border school out west. With squirrels attacking strangers in the park, stolen Thai prodigies popping up in the Shadow City, and Oona getting drawn further and further into her father’s grasp, what can the Irregulars do to save New York when they can barely keep their own group together?
Who will like this book?: It’s definitely aimed at the younger female audience who likes a good adventure story with some mystery, plot twists, and a cute guy who can command squirrels to do his bidding. Another great book in the series.
If you like this, you should try: The first adventure in the series, Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City, the Artemis Fowl series, Ella Enchanted, Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy, and H.I.V.E series.
Recommended by: ZZ, Fairfield resident and avid reader