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on May 07, 2011 :
(Non native english reader here hence short review)
While I had quite liked "Tumbler", I find "The Hidden Institute" a much better book. I quite often read "Young Adults" novels (although I don't know if I can pretend to be one of them), and this Hidden Institute has some common points with the 3-6th Harry Potter's Hogwarts school : discovering a school, that is at the same time "Fantastic" and "Disconcertingly dark".
From the middle of the read though, I started to think tha author wouldn't be able to close all the "plots" he had opened. I should have trusted him, as he masterfully managed it. I however feel he could have produced some more "in depth exploration" of that world he created, and think he maybe should write (not a pre/sequel) an other book in the same settings. This may be my only point, explaining the "not 5 star" rating.
Surprises, a few memorable characters, romance ... Nothing really is missing for this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)