Marionette by Anya Allyn
In the third book of The Dollhouse Books, Cassie must fight to keep from losing the world she knows, and from losing herself – beyond the mirrors.
After the deceit and betrayal of those close to her, Cassie is cast into a world of unknowns – where there is no escape, and where her every footstep takes her deeper into darkness.
She uncovers dark secrets, far beyond the dollhouse.
As she seeks the second book of the Speculum Nemus in the frozen world, outside forces seek her. And they are restless and they will not wait.
This particular book starts where book 2 left off. Book 2 had a lot of physical travel in in, this book has lots of travel as well but more of the inter dimensional travel. We learn almost everything we need to know about the the why of the main dilemma in the series. Im guessing book 4 will just be coming up with the solution.
Book 3 def answered a lot of my questions and gives different perspectives of the story. Book 2 was Cassie and Jessamine. Book 3 is Cassie and Ethan. Yes, Ethan returns. The overall romance in the series is clear up here as well... but i must say that those last few chapters are slightly annoying. I've had a very slight issue with Cassie every since the first first book. She hasnt been my fave character necessarily and the whole thing with Ethan in this book is slightly annoying to me. I def would have handle it differently..... but i guess im older than she is and also, i have seen the story from different perspectives than she has as a character... but still. I said "WTF" out loud for everyone to hear. Hahaha.
There are a few unexpected things that popup that will greatly effect book 4. From the end of 3 and the synopsis of 4, i can already tell i will really really enjoy it. I noticed on the author's blog that #4 is finished and titled: Music Box. Anyone who has read book 3 already might know what that means. ;) I really want book 4 like right now. I read books 1,2 & 3 in 3 days. :P I need closure..haha.
Overall i would def recommend this book. Its a great addition to the series and sets up for book 4 really well. There is a small indirect reference to sex/rape and much more drinking than the previous books though, so be careful of that if you find it offensive.
Anya Allyn was born unexpectedly and without proper instructions. A dreamy girl betwixt the clouds and space, she was given the thing she desired most for her tenth birthday–a microscope–and subsequently developed a penchant for small things: frogs and ants and microbes, and the earth (when viewed from other planets). She considers a mind and body that do not roam free are the living dead. Anya lives in a cottage by the sea–and slips in and out of forests and through a day, where the wild things are ….
She has four adventure-seeking boys and a bookcase filled with adventures. One day soon, she plans to head off on adventures of her own…