Friday, June 12, 2009

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz, Book 2) Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson

Book 63 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Series: Book 2 of 3 (Alcatraz)

rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think Brandon Sanderson is wildly talented. He's funny, he's witty, and he has the ability to write massive adult fantasy novels that my hubby loves and middle grade novels that keep me entertained.

Alcatraz Smedry is a 13-year old boy who finds his way to the Great Library of Alexandria (it wasn't destroyed after all--that's a lie perpetuated by librarians) to find his father and grandfather. While there, he and his friends must face the ghostly curators, who will steal their soul if they so much as move a book, and an Alivened creature who is bent on stealing Alcatraz's power.

The last half of this book was much better than the first half for me. It's one of those books where the author has to spend so much time dropping hints and tiny details, prepping for the final outcome (which is admittedly very cool), that I did get a little annoyed. But, this is definitely a fun series for kids 10+.

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I chuckled when you said your husband likes the adult fantasy novels and you like the middle grade novels.