July 26, 2013

Book Review: The Runaway Queen

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles, #2)Title: The Runaway Queen.
Author: Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.
Series: Yes, #2.
Pages: 60.
Source: Publisher, Review Audio Book.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Published Date: 5/21/13.
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"While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons…"

My Thoughts:

While I did enjoy reading What Really Happened in Peru, and learning so much more background information on Magnus, I did find the adventure to be a bit dry. Even with that, I had high hopes for the second installment in the Bane Chronicles, The Runaway Queen.

I was hoping to see the same Magus that I saw in the first book, and learn even more about him, and the past.

The Runaway Queen did have a little bit of that, but I felt that the Magnus in this story isn't the same Magnus that I came to love in the Mortal Instruments series. He just didn't act the same, or do things that I would expect him to do.

I did find the concept of him actually helping Marie Antoinette escape during the French Revolution to be a nifty idea, and found it enjoyable! I do plan on continuing the Bane Chronicles, and even though the Magnus in The Runaway Queen didn't act like himself, I'm still exciting to see what else is in store!

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