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|Last life of Prince Alastor|
Author: Bracken, Alexandra
Prosper's adventures continue when he ventures to Alastor's home, the demon world.
Prosper Redding, Book 2
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.90
Points: 15.0 Quiz: 502276
Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/01/18)
School Library Journal (12/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2018 Gr 6 Up—Determined to save his sister Prue from the evil witch, Pyra, Prosper has struck a deal with the fiend named Alastor; he will be the fiend's servant for all eternity. Heading to Alastor's home, the Third Realm, Prosper discovers that it isn't just his own family at stake. A force known as the Void is consuming the realm and Pyra claims she can stop it, but at a steep price. Picking up where the first installment left off, the author continues to weave a complex, dark, and comedic tale full of page-turning adventure and plot twists. The mystery of the fate of the realm unfolds slowly enough to build anticipation but doesn't lose readers along the way. The portrayal of the Third Realm is descriptive, vivid, and believable. The characters are well developed, relatable, and draw readers easily into the story. VERDICT Fans of comedic horror, mystery, fantasy, and adventure who have read the first one will enjoy this sequel. Recommended where the first installment is popular.—Kira Moody, Salt Lake County Library Services - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 12/15/2018 Prosper Redding was pretty sure he'd hit rock bottom when he found out he has a demon named Alastor living inside him. Then Alastor's terrifying demon-queen sister kidnapped Prosper's sister, Prue, and took her to the demon realm. Now, suddenly, Prosper and Alastor, who have been at vicious odds with each other, find themselves on the same side, at least for now: Alastor wants power, and Prosper just wants Prue, but they're both going to have to travel through the demon realm to get what they want. Alastor knows the way, and what else can Prosper do but make a deal with him—even if that deal means eternal servitude? But it's been a long time since Alastor's been home, and the place has changed quite a bit. This follow-up to The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (2017) throws this boy-demon odd couple into an even more precarious position, and madcap, mystical high-jinks ensue. With its balance of magic, humor, and heart, this sequel is a surefire crowd-pleaser. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.