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Book 27

The Dreaming, Vol. 3The Dreaming, Vol. 3 by Queenie Chan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



It took me a long time to finish this series even though it’s only 3 volumes long. Mostly because it’s a few years old and I couldn’t find the last volume (and never remembered to look for it online). I liked that it’s yet another interpretation (a paranormal one) of the missing girls from a turn of the 20th century Australian girl’s school (this really did happen).



As always end of series volumes are impossible to review without spoiling it. Amber and Jeanie, twin sisters sent to the modern day version of the school are now facing what the other girls had, a supernatural entity making the girls disappear. They, along with their teacher, Miss Anu, figure out what it doing this (giving it a very near Indigenous twist) and are in a race for their lives. It’s just not the spirits after them, but the headmistress, Skeener, has deadly secrets of her own. It’s followed up with a years later epilogue.



Honestly, while it is a good ending in some ways I felt like it was a bit flat. I would rather not have had the epilogue even though it was trying to bring it around full circle in an odd way. I have to admit, I am not the Queenie Chan fan many others are. Overall, it was good, and interesting to see an all-female cast.





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