Rated of 5
by Randi (Walnut Creek CA)
Harrowing adventure, great fun!
What a fun read!
After leaving the orphanage, Ren's life is jam-packed with adventures. Hannah Tinti is adept at continuously throwing perils and quandaries and surprises Ren's (and the lucky reader's) way, without getting ridiculous. Her characters are all interesting, whether diabolical or endearing. This story has been compared to Dickens-like tales, and it does create a similar mood, without the heaviness.
This is a taut tale, with lots of action, and no wasted words.