Published by Penguin on 2014-04-15
Genres: Action & Adventure, Books & Libraries, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
The Forbidden Library kicks off a brand new classic fantasy series perfect for fans of Coraline, Inkheart, and The Books of Elsewhere Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That--along with everything else--changed the day she met her first fairy When Alice's father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon--an uncle she's never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it's hard to resist. Especially if you're a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within. It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice.
This is not a review
Well I tried and I honestly tried really hard to get into this book but maybe it’s my mood or I just wasn’t ready for this story to be so blah. I know this story was compared to the Elsewhere Series by Jacqueline West but this is NOTHING like those book. The Elsewhere series is fantastic and this just lacked everything I loved about that series. I am not marking this as a DNF, I am putting it aside and going to try again in month or two and see if maybe it was my mood that caused me to find this book lacking any character I liked or a story that was even remotely interesting. In this case you can never judge a book by its cover or synopsis.
I was also going to have a giveaway but decided since I didn’t finish the book and plan to read it another time I will hold off on the giveaway this time and give something bigger next month. Since I started this feature I never really thought what would happen if my mood got involved and I think this is the best way to handle it.
If you haven’t heard Next Saturday is the start of a new My To-Be-Read List with new books to choose from, however, it will not be a Meme and not a feature. I am opening up for all of you to join me and pick three books of your own and link up so we can all help vote. I will have more details soon. It should be a lot of fun.
Hope you have a great day and Happy Reading!