Sunday, July 22, 2007

#44. Pure Dead Magic

Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori
First in the "Pure Dead" series

Pages: 182
Finished: July 22, 2007
Reason for Reading: happened upon it at the library, the cover art (2002 Edition) was amazing and after reading the blurb on the back decided to check it out.
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

From an upstairs window peered three pairs of eyes.


Recommend: Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed this! Very funny with tongue-in-cheek British humour (well, Scottish, actually), I found myself laughing out loud several times and chuckling quietly many times. This family is very unique but endearing, think of a Scottish Addams Family. For the first half of the book, the plot was a bit slow as each chapter seemed to be more of a vignette than part of the story-line, but by the middle of the book the action picked up. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Unfortunate Events books but be warned that this book is a bit 'gross' at times (large mythical beasts do eat bad guys), so definitely not for the very young or sensitive. I'll certainly be reading the next in the series.

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