Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Ironwood Tree~Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi | Review

Title: The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles #4)
Author: Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Length: 108 pages
Release: 2004

This fourth installment in the Spiderwick Chronicles, does not quite hold up to its predecessors, but that doesn't mean it's not an excellent story. This one takes us deeper into the faerie world as the Grace children are pulled into even more faerie schemes. 

For being such short books, and written for a young audience, these stories really pack a punch. One thing that I enjoy is the relationship between Jared, Simon, and Mallory. They are a realistic set of siblings. They each have their own interests and they don't always get along, but you can tell that they genuinely care about each other. 

My main drawback with this one was the fact that it ends with a major cliffhanger. Each of the preceding books had a smaller tale within that connected to the overall plot in the series. This one seemed to just be a continuation, so there was no satisfying ending. Instead it just, well, ended. And I found that somewhat disappointing.

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