I had decided to wait awhile before picking up this book - it was released last week (and the date was in my planner) but I knew my life was a little hectic. I had put it out of my mind and gone about my daily business... but I ran out of milk and ran to CostCo - still hadn't thought about the book, but the aisle was crowded and I decided to duck through the book area to get to the other side (still not thinking about books somehow) then... I saw it, the stacks and stacks of this book, taunting me with its eerily reflective eyeball... so, I bought it Wednesday afternoon, and finished it Thursday morning - The review you ask? all thumbs up - it was nice to read a book for once that stood on its own, the story concluded without frustrations of "what next" and though I had kind of guessed a little of the ending, there was still the complexity of how it all worked out and who, what, why, when and where.... worth the $14 and change I paid for sure!
Next up was a little something I picked up for the kids - the 3rd in a series that Trevor and Weston have both read... and of course, being the good mom I am I had to preview it in case of gratuitous violence. Worth reading if you've read the others, a go
od series for pre-teens/teens. No objectionable content with little life lessons tossed in along the way - I especially like the discussion questions at the end... I think I will require their being answered before the kids get credit for reading the book!
To be fair, I just started this, it's 4th in the series, another pre-teen/teen series that is harmless... as long as you don't mind a little stabbing of mythological monsters. There is a little jealousy beginning to show in the first part of the book and I wonder if the characters are growing faster than the readers - but unless I update this with a "ugh" warning - assume I judged it safe for consumption.
I also got the 3osomethingth book of the Magic Treehouse Series for Porter and Haven to read - those are harmless, but I can't bring myself to preview them - there is a limit to what I will do for my children, and formulaic tripe is about it :) (Porter is really into formulaic tripe though)
Forgot to mention - I read this one Monday - an older "apocalyptic survival" novel, well done, I think if he were to re-write it today it would end up being 3 or 4 books... part of me is glad he wrote it a long time ago!