Monday, 3 March 2014

New meaning to the word 'Reader' by Kimmy


My latest review for you all, I hope you enjoy:

The Forbidden Library
by Django Wexler

Release Date: 3rd April 2014


**Disclaimer - I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**


Do you remember the first time you climbed into the wardrobe with Lucy and emerged in Narnia? Flew on the back of Falkor the Luck Dragon with Bastian? Followed Alice down the rabbit hole? Welcome to your new favourite adventure…

Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy – a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. It is threatening her father, insisting he accept a mysterious offer, or else…
When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent away to live with distant relative Mr Geryon, owner of a huge, dark library that is off limits to Alice. After meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it – and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures within. Alice has stumbled into a world where all of magic is controlled by Readers through books – she must open more books, face increasingly powerful foes, be the lead character in the quest to find a happy ending…


I found this book one day whilst browsing Netgalley.  The cover instantly caught my attention and after reading the description, it sounded like a fun, interesting read.  I submitted my request, and then was lucky enough to receive an eArc copy of this book from Random House Children's Publishers UK.

A courageous young female lead character, Alice certainly doesn't shy away from any obstacles or challenges.  She soon discovers a hidden power, passed down through many generations and embraces the power to aid her in unlocking the mysteries as to what happened her father.  Grow with Alice on her journey as she becomes more of an independent strong young woman, destined for greatness.  Experience new worlds through her eyes, meet new friends, enemies and find yourself wishing you could harness the powers that Alice has.

The authors writing style is wonderful.  An ability to create detailed, imaginative worlds within worlds.  Giving us a great storyline filled with adventure to keep us turning the pages.  A book both appealing to 10 years+, even adults.  A beautiful book I am sure most of you would love to read this with your children.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series to share further adventures with Alice and discover new powers, friends, enemies and hopefully be reunited with her father.  Add this book to your Goodreads shelves and get ready to purchase it in April.  You won't be disappointed!

Congratulations to Django Wexler, may you have many future successes!

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