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I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce novel by Alan Bradley

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel - Alan Bradley

I do believe I've found a new young heroine to add to my shelf of favorites! When I saw the synopsis for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust I was instantly smitten. Stories where young ladies do amazing things make me smile. Plus, I love a good mystery. What I didn't know, was that this book is the 7th in a series. Generally that would put me off, but I quickly realized that it didn't matter much. There were times I wished for more information, but overall I fell completely in love. I can't wait to go back and start from the beginning!

 

Flavia de Luce is a one of a kind character. A young girl with a deep passion for science, and an equal obsession with solving mysteries! Since I didn't have much back story on Flavia, it was like a puzzle to put together her personality. I couldn't have been happier. When a body came tumbling out of the fireplace in her room and, rather than scream, she immediately started cataloging items, I was thrilled. What a brave girl! Things only got better from there. Flavia is witty, brilliant and a ton of fun to follow.

 

So why the four stars? Mainly, this book went a tiny bit off the rails for me at the ending. I was willing to put aside a lot of questions, since I haven't started from the beginning of this tale. However the ending felt a little confusing. There is so much unknown. I am eager to find out what is going on with the secret society mentioned, and I can't wait to meet Flavia's family.

 

If you have the chance to listen to this on audio, please do! It's fabulous.