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The Blade of Shattered Hope (3) (The 13th Reality) Paperback – Illustrated, February 22, 2011
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Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face and The Wizard, both by Jack Prelutsky; and The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University—Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.
- Publisher : Aladdin; Illustrated edition (February 22, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1442408715
- ISBN-13 : 978-1442408715
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 820L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 1.2 x 7.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,182,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 13th Reality and the Blade of Shattered Hope by James Dashner was a well written book, and though I really loved to first two, this book was not quite as enjoyable for me. All of James Dashner's new creatures were interesting but startlingly creepy. I am not the kind of girl who appreciates being scared and this book really freaked me out. I am just relieved that I didn't hear it on tape, because I might have actually screamed out loud from the scary music and sound effects. Overall, the whole story was very well written, and I am dying to read the forth book since the book ended on an enormous cliff hanger which has spiked my curiosity.
Atticus Higginbottom is 14 years old and is practically infused with the mysteriously magical Chi'karda. Due to this mostly uncontrollable power he has, his parents have decided to have him tutored at home. He has learned how to gain a little bit of control over this power and he still feels guilt over what he did to Mistress Jane in the 4th reality. Mistress Jane doesn't think that what Tick did to her in the 4th reality was an accident and she blames him for what he did. She has again restarted her quest for a perfect Utopian reality but she has also mastered more Chi'karda then she had before and she is using it to mutate animals and children into vile creatures that will do her bidding in order to maintain a perfect Utopia. Her makings of hideous monstrosities may have succeeded but her slicing of the realities never will. Little does she know that she is about to cause the end of the world. Atticus must stop Jane and convince her to help him. But he must be careful not to upset her because she might kill his family.
I have read many books by James Dashner and I have really enjoyed many of them but between this book, Maze Runner, and Scorch Trials I was pretty terrified. My curiosity caused me to persevere through all the disquieting and spine-chilling scenes only to be rewarded with an exasperating cliff hanger. The way these books were written and the words that are used are well done and the stories were well planned enough to tempt my curiosity to read on. I could not quite appreciate how intensely bloodcurdling it was for me.
Would I/Did I buy it? Yes
Would I read it again? No
Would I recommend it to friends? Yes