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Library JournalEveryone wants to go to Morning Glory Academy—it’s a great school, isn’t it? Mysteries deepen in this third installment of the series when the students are pulled out of class to participate in Woodrun, a seemingly competitive scavenger hunt played in the forest. But at MGA, darker things lurk beneath the surface, for example, time travel, family secrets, sacrifice, and murder. Plenty of action and unanswered questions will keep the pages turning, and the gradual revelation of individual backstories is effective. The color artwork offers shifts in the layout and perspective that maintains balance between depicting the characters’ emotions and the larger events unfolding. The skilled use of light and shadow creates changing moods.
Verdict Fans of the series will definitely want to keep reading, but those just joining might be lost. Following an ensemble cast makes identifying with characters a challenge, but the momentum of the plot should carry readers along. Coarse language, violence, and sexuality make this a thriller for mature teens and adults.—Julia Cox, Penticton P.L., BC(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.