Book Review: Death at Dusbar College

Death at Dusbar College by Laura DiNovis Berry

Death at Dusbar College
by Laura DiNovis Berry (Goodreads Author), Lee Thompson (Illustrator)

3 out of 5 stars

Cristiano is visiting his aunt at the magical Dusbar College, where he hopes to learn more about magic. When the Grand Magician of the college dies, he leaves behind a riddle. Whoever solves the riddle will win the Grand Magician’s amazing sorcerer’s hat. Cristiano begins to investigate, looking for clues in the Grand Magician’s office.

I love how imaginative and funny this book is! The people and creatures in Dusbar College are so interesting and weird. The writing style is really funny and had me laughing!

However, the writing uses too many adjectives. It slows down the story and got on my nerves. I was also disappointed in the climax of the plot. Cristiano solves the riddle much too easily, and the plot is too simplistic. It felt like the book ended too soon, and we did not get any sort of plot twist or big reveal that would normally come in the third act of a plot. The world building and characters are really fun, but the plot structure just isn’t there.

But it is still a fun little book, and I enjoyed reading it!

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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