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This is just a blog for me to share how I feel about the books I have read. If you want to see more of my reviews, go to http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15968317-caylee

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3), 1st edition -

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/491493153

 

I read and loved both the Golden Compass and the Subtle Knife and so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Amber Spyglass. I couldn't stop reading the first two books but the in the third one I found myself getting bored after the first hundred pages. I took a break from the book and carried on with it when I had nothing else to read. It took me a while to get into it though and I ended up taking a whole month to read it. When i normally only take about 2days to read a book with the same amount of pages which is why I have only given it three stars. 
For some reason the changing of POV's really bothered me and left me feeling really confused about who I was reading about, it might have been because the POV's did not change each chapter, sometimes a new POV would start halfway through the chapter or near the end, other times the same person narrated for several chapters.
I think Philip Pullman could have made it better by keeping it in the same POV the whole chapter and writing the name of the person who the chapter was about in bold at the beginning of the chapter.
I did actually enjoy the book though, my favorite chapter were the ones by Mary Malone and her chapters were what kept me reading the book.
I will not write what actually happens in the book because I don't want this review to include spoilers. If you really want to know what happens to Lyra and have enjoyed the previous books, I suggest you read the Amber Spyglass and find out for yourself what happens next.