Abhorsen by Garth Nix (#3 in the Old Kingdom series) (HarperCollins Children’s, first published in 2003)
This review contains spoilers for the first two books of the series.
Oh, ABHORSEN. I finished you at 1am and sobbed for at least 15 minutes.
An ancient evil, imprisoned since the dawn of time, is on the verge of being freed. Lirael and Sam, followed by their companions, the Disreputable Dog and Mogget, are the only ones who have a chance to stop it from destroying the world before it’s too late. But Nick, Sam’s best friend, is being controlled against his will and unknowingly by a shard of the evil within his body – can Lirael and Sam possibly save the world and Nick at the same time?
Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock (#3 in the Skyscraper Throne trilogy) (Jo Fletcher Books, 7 August 2014)
Thank you to Jo Fletcher Books for sending me a review copy! (I am so sorry it took me this long to read it.)
Our Lady of the Streets is the third and final book in the Skyscraper Throne trilogy. If you haven’t read the first two, what are you doing? GO READ THEM NOW.
In Our Lady of the Streets, the goddess of London, Mater Viae, has come back. She has made the city sick, killing many of its citizens in the process. The streets are fevering, and Beth and Pen are in the middle of it all. The two of them must find a way to stop Mater Viae from destroying the whole city: but how can they fight against the goddess of London herself, and why is the goddess even doing this to her own city?