Written on: 22/11/2010
I loved the Ruby in the smoke, I'm reading it for a school project. Some people hate it and I can see why they would. It does seem a bit confusing but if you just read over what you read then you'll get it. My class mates do seem to enjoy it quite a bit and btw we're only 13. I find the storyline great. I think you just have to have an aquired 'taste' to be able to enjoy the book. Philip pullmans book may be hatd to get into but once you read on past the first chapter it is a real page turner.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, it has a bit of everything; adventure, excitement, romance...
I intend to read the sequel- The shadow in the north.
P.s The shadow in the north is brilliant aswell. There are loads of murders and deaths in the rest of the sequels after the shadow in the north and un expected events. You should definately read on...Something VERY un expected happens.