The Jumbie God's Revenge Book Review

Book: The Jumbie God’s Revenge
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Rating: 3 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, for providing me with this ARC.

This is the third and final book of the Jumbies series by Tracey Baptiste. I have read the entire series this month and I must say that they are very written books. They follow Haitian mythology, which is something different.  I love the depth of this series and the characters are really flushed out. I love seeing the bonds that the characters have with each other and how these bonds strengthen over time.

So, why a three star rating? I really didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other two. This is supposed to be the finale of the series, but it was just lacking in so many ways. The ending felt rushed and I didn’t get the same good vibes that I got from the first two books. I understand that this is middle grade and all, but as I was reading, I really didn’t get a sense of how intense the events actually were. It just felt meh to me. I guess what I’m trying to get at is this ending felt really rushed to me. It’s a shame too, because this could had been epic.

Like with the rest of the series, Tracey does an amazing job with detail. It really did feel like I was on a Caribbean island and going around with the characters. This is what I love about reading. It allows you to go to places that you may never get to. To me, this is what diverse books should be: you should be able to explore another culture without losing the story. She also does an amazing job with weaving in traditions and explaining to the point where people don’t get lost. Not it’s not info dumping; it’s just enough to get you in the mindset as to where you are going.

This book comes out September 3, 2019.