Author: Philip Pullman
Published: Yearling, 2001 (First published 1996)
Series: Book 2, His Dark Materials
Summary: May Contain Spoilers! Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld—Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.
On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat--and the shattering truth of their own destiny. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: This is a re-read for me, but I have only read it once, and that was about 13 years ago so I don't remember absolutely everything that had happened. I decided at the end of last year to re-read the first two books so that I could finally read The Amber Spyglass.
I don't have too much to say about this one, other than I really enjoyed it and it was good reading back over the book and remembering things that I had forgotten. Basically I had only really remembered the ending so I definitely needed to refresh my memory.
I have to say that this one isn't as amazing as Northern Lights but it's still pretty good. Philip Pullman has such a great imagination and I just love all of the concepts in these books. The daemons are so intriguing and I remember when I was younger thinking that it would be so great to have one of my own.
Overall, I am definitely looking forward to reading The Amber Spyglass and finally finishing the series. I feel as though it's a series that everyone should read at least once, because it is so fascinating and it also gets you thinking about so many different things.