I think The Garden of Darkness was a good book full of suspense and mystery. The author, Gillian Murray Kendall, wrote a reasonably believable story about a post-apocalyptic world. One of the things I liked about it was that the characters felt like they could easily be real. An instance that I liked from the book was when Clare found Jem, Mirri, and Sarai. Together they scavenged a bunch of cool items from the city and discovered some useful information along the way. One thing I didn't like, though, was that it was pretty confusing at the beginning and ending, which at times made it really tough to understand. It is also slightly creepy with mention of cults and a serial killer. I would recommend this book to ages thirteen through seventeen because of the content's maturity level.