Completed The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman today at work. read all but the last 50 pages yesterday actually in the 4 hours they made me work. The continuing story of Lyra's adventures. She meets up with a boy named Will, who becomes incredibly important to Lyra's quest.
I would have to say i liked it a bit less than the first in the series. I liked the new character Will quite a bit; he seemed more mature than Lyra. But i really think, although plenty occured, that less happened. It really seemed to be setting up the final book. We did get more interaction with some of the adults from the first book, namely Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala which gives us a lot more info about the wider picture. I did cry at one point but not too terribly.
So this is also my first book for the YA challenge. Off to a good start, a book in 2 days.