The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colors of Madeleine #2) by Jaclyn Moriarty
March 25, 2014
Princess Ko’s been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But if she can’t get him back in a matter of weeks, the consequence may be a devastating war. So under the guise of a publicity stunt she gathers a group of teens — each with a special ability — from across the kingdom to crack the unsolvable case of the missing royals of Cello.
Chief among these is farm-boy heartthrob Elliot Baranski, more determined than ever to find his own father. And with the royal family trapped in the World with no memory of their former lives, Elliot’s value to the Alliance is clear: He’s the only one with a connection to the World, through his forbidden communications with Madeleine.
Through notes, letters, and late nights, Elliot and Madeleine must find a way to travel across worlds and bring missing loved ones home.
Back in April I reviewed the first book, A Corner of White (you can read my review here!). Our world and the Kingdom of Cello are separated by a thin veil that is gradually becoming thinner and thinner. Add in a new mythology and Colors capable of attacking humans and you’ve got yourself one incredibly original book. I know Mandee @ VeganYANerds absolutely loves this book and it was her enthusiasm that initially drew me to it.
I’m beyond excited for The Cracks in the Kingdom!! Seriously, if you haven’t read the first book yet, GET ON THAT.