The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two by Caitlin KittredgeThe Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two by Caitlin Kittredge

The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book Two

byCaitlin Kittredge

Paperback | February 12, 2013

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Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn't going to succomb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn't human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.

When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine, she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she's ravaged on the world that's about to poison her.
CAITLIN KITTREDGE is the author of the Nocturne City series and the Black London adventures for St. Martin's Press. She lives and writes in Massachusetts.
Title:The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book TwoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.39 × 6.57 × 0.96 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385738323

ISBN - 13:9780385738323


Rated 4 out of 5 by from The exciting sequel to The Iron Thorn! *Copy provided by publisher for review* Admittedly so, I hadn't instantly fallen in love with The Iron Thorn, the first installment in Caitlin Kittredge's The Iron Codex series. Despite my absolute love for the world Caitlin had created, there were a few things that didn't settle very well for me. Firstly, the protagonist Aoife. Despite being the protagonist, you'd think I would have found myself connecting with her instantaneously. Unfortunately, I didn't and found that to be one of The Iron Thorn's greatest downfalls. Secondly, the novel's events. Though some were, at times, quite predictable, I still found myself a little confused when I got to the end. Fortunately, after diving into The Nightmare Garden, some of the confusion dissipated. Diving into The Nightmare Garden, the second installment in The Iron Codex series, I found myself once again falling for Caitlin's writing. Caitlin, without a doubt, is quite imaginative and it easily shows through her writing and world building. I was once again reintroduced to Aoife, who unfortunately still hasn't shown very much growth since the last I read her. Regrettably, I was hoping that she'd have matured since The Iron Thorn, hopefully learned from the mistakes she made previously. Aoife, to my dismay, still came across as a character with lack of better judgment, leading me to continue with my struggle of somehow finding a way to connect with her. Fortunately though, the secondary characters showed immense growth, in particular Cal. Throughout The Nightmare Garden, I discovered how significantly different the mood was from that of The Iron Thorn. Admittedly, the entire series does initially have a dark and supernatural feel to it. However, the emotion in The Nightmare Garden was so much more vibrant and potent, something that instantly pulled me into the story. With that said, readers and fans of the series should expect quite a few surprising twists and turns from Caitlin Kittredge. The Nightmare Garden is the exciting sequel to The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge. Fans of the supernatural and steam punk will certainly find themselves enjoying this installment far more then it's predecessor.
Date published: 2012-02-10