Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough
By: Tim Flanagan
Book Description (taken from goodreads.com)
The first in a series of four books that complete the story of The Moon Stealers. In the small Yorkshire town of Parsley Bottom, Peter Crisp, a boy with an unusual gift of being able to see things that others cannot, goes missing after spending the night in a graveyard. Two of Peters school friends, attempt to find him but come across some mysterious engravings which propel them on an adventure beyond their imagination. By unravelling codes and riddles they journey within the bowels of Edinburgh Castle as they attempt to find the key to Peter’s disappearance. Meanwhile MI6 operative Steven Knight is sent from London to investigate a meteorite landing which contains a living and evolving alien bacteria within its core. The bacteria quickly evolves into a deadly threat. The children not only need to save Peter, they need to save the world while they’re at it.
My Opinion of this book was that I found it very interesting. It was something I haven't read about like sci-fi aspect. Not my cup of tea but this was one of best books I read on that subject so far! A lot of adventures and some parts kept my guessing. Then there was points that was not gross but I dont know what the right word would be lol just gross we can stick to that for now. It seems to put some pressure on the main character sometimes to keep the story alive but that is the purpose of main characters in books. I found the descriptive words of each character very telling and the story itself "the plot" was great. I would think that this book is more aimed for teenagers/young adults. I think it will be a big hit with the boys due to the gross aspect parts of this book.
All in all a very great read! I will read the next in this series and will look forward to reading the entire series! Great job to Tim Flanagan nice start to this series :)
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