The Forbidden Library
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2014-04-15
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Books About Books
, Middle Grade
I wanted so much to love it, but it never quite clicked for me.Library copy
excellent mid-grade novel that was equally enjoyable for an adult.
Thrown into a world that could only live in dreams or nightmares. Alice is thrown into a world where "Readers" can travel into the world of books meet, fight and capture creatures to harness these magical creatures abilities and find magical words. This world has a deeply dark side with older ancie...
The Forbidden Library is a middle grade fantasy novel about the magic of books; books that are magic and books that are not, and books with fragments of magic within.Every so often, a particular word or phrase or sentence achieves a meaning that goes beyond the natural. If I were to look at it, I wo...