Saturday, October 15, 2016
Curse of the Boggin
Author: D. J. MacHale [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Random House
Series: Library, Bk 1
Length: 242 pages
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I placed a request on this because - duh - it's the first book in a library series.
I realized only when I was about to start this book and read "#1 New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon" that this was the same author who wrote The Merchant of Death that I had just finished. I enjoyed this.
It felt somewhat like a children's version of The Librarians TV show, but rather than protecting powerful artifacts, the "agents" protect people's stories... which really could be just as powerful when you think about it. It also reminded me somewhat of the library in The Magicians TV show (based on a trilogy of books by Lev Grossman, but I've never read them and probably never will since I stopped watching the TV show as it became too dark for my tastes) which is full of books that tell peoples stories.
Like the Pendragon book I read, Marcus has two friends, one boy one girl. Also like the Pendragon book I read, both friends play a role, but aren't actively experiencing the main adventure for the bulk of the story. I believe they will have more of a role going on in the series, though. They certainly did toward the end of this book.
Anyway, I look forward to more in this series. And I know I'll be reading more by this author in the near future.