Title: The Dark Lord Clementine.
Author: Sarah Jean Horwitz.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to the publisher, all opinions are my own)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers.
Page count: 336.
Release day: October 1st 2019.
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
I actually struggle a bit with writing this review, since I do not have very many thoughts on it.
I guess it was an okay read, and I can see why younger readers would like it. But to me most of the ‘action’ scenes felt very mild, I guess. They were all very short and not too exciting, but I think that is also partly because I’m older then the targeted audience.
We follow Clementine, who is trying to save her father. It feels a bit weird how much she loves him, because the book doesn’t give us any reason to like her father. But along the way of trying to save him, we do meet an interesting cast of characters, I especially liked the black sheep! Lots of good friendships are developed in this story. We also she Clementine learning quite a bit about magic, and what she can do with it, which gives her some nice character development!
I really do think this is a good book for younger readers! With all the short action scenes, it is very fast-paced, it has good characters, nice friendships and a good moral!