Monday’s with Jane:
“Certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
The Lighthouse Land-- Adrian McKinty
This is a pretty common book. Boy has sad life. Boy travels to different world. Boy’s life gets better and yet more hectic, boy meets girl and then I can’t say the rest or I’ll “give” it away.
Nothing special about this book really except that it was very modern- there were references to Shrek 3 etc. I don’t think that’s a good plan. When things are that modern, in a few years it will have become obscure. So read it fast! *wink*
It’s not a bad book. It’s well written; has a semi-interesting story; and is great when you don’t really have anything else to read. It’s also got some depressing stuff about cancer and divorce but that’s not too bad.
Keturah and Lord Death-- Martine Leavitt
“I will tell you a story of magic and love, of daring and death, and one to comfort your heart. It will be the truest story I have ever told. Now listen, and tell me if it is not so.”
Ah! I loved this book. Just finished it tonight. It’s very similar to Shadow Spinner. Keturah tells stories to Lord Death and promises to tell him the ending if he’ll just let her live one more day. And Death agrees. Plus, he says that if she can find her one true love, he’ll let her live.
This book read a lot like a fairy tale. It was short and sweet. The ending nearly made me cry (I’m a wuss) and I’m so glad it was recommended to me (thank you Kirstin! [I think that’s her name…] ).
So that’s that. Now I’m off to my CrAzY week! Phew.
Coming whenever I have time, a review on whatever book I happen to decide to review.