20 June 2017

Reading Challenge - Book 14

The 14th book I read this year was essentially a recommendation by my nine-year-old daughter. She started reading The Forbidden Library sometime last year, and I remember her carrying it everywhere during holiday break from school. It is the first of a trilogy, and the other two books were purchased with a holiday gift card and are waiting on her bookshelf for both of us to read. She hasn't finished this one yet, and may have been a bit annoyed with me for finishing it in one weekend. ;)

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler satisfied the 17th category on my reading challenge list very well - a book involving a mythical creature. Mythical creatures were kind of the point of this book. After Alice's father is on a ship that sinks and he's presumed dead, she is sent to live with a mysterious uncle whom she has never met. Before long she figures out that everything may not be as it seems, and she has some abilities that go beyond anything she practiced at her previous school.

Alice finds herself learning about and battling a variety of unique mythical creatures, and can't be sure for long who to trust for assistance in her adventures. She spends much of the first book learning about herself, those around her, and her newly discovered gifts.

I love books that stretch my imagination, and this one definitely fit the bill. I also love characters, and those found in this book are definitely one-of-a-kind. I'd recommend this book for young readers (grade 4 - 7) who enjoy fantasy in the style of Harry Potter.


Liz Parker said...

Sounds interesting. I too like books about mythical creatures. :)

siteseer said...

don't think I'll get into this one. Just not a mythical kind of reader. Good to see Sweet Maggie reading and enjoying it :)

Jenn said...

This sounds really interesting. It's been a long time since I read anything mythical. It's been a while since I had the chance to read any book. In-fact I have a huge pile of books that I can't seem to get to. Life has been busy.

Mom Among Chaos said...

It sounds like one my 14 years old might enjoy. She loves these types of books.

Jackie Vore said...

This sounds like such an interesting read! I love books with mythical creatures so I might just have to add it to my list.