Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things.

My thoughts:
I actually did not like this one as much as I had wanted to. It is Sanderson, and he does write well, but I think it was the story and the tone. It was too MG for me. But for the MG/YA crowd out there, go for it.
Oh and the story was so weird...

Alcatraz...how to even explain this without spoiling it all?! Librarians are bad, I mean really bad, and they rule the world.There are other places where they do not rule and those people try to fight them off. And Alcatraz finds out that he is from one of those places. Off he sets on an adventure with his crazy grandpa and friends. He has no idea what is going on. They all sound insane.

There are evil librarians after them. Secrets, and more.

Conclusion:
So it was good, but I was not the audience for this and could not always like it. But I can appreciate the craziness. 

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Starscape (first published October 1st 2007)
Alcatraz #1
MG/YA/Fantasy
Library


42 comments:

  1. Aw, too bad. Hopefully middle grade readers love it.

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  2. It could be fun but I feel I'm too old to appreciate the story. I'll be entertained at best

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    1. Sometimes you are just a bit too old I guess

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  3. I'll have to tell my nephew about this one. He likes these types of books.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  4. I can't get into MG but I do like reading about librarians - evil or otherwise.

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  5. I can see why MG readers would like it!

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  6. I'm curious about this series!

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  7. This does sound very middle grade to me. I think my 13 year old would think it's too young, but the premise sounds very interesting.

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    1. Well there is some action so maybe maybe not

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  8. The title is fun! What about the cover?

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  9. Probably not my type of book but thanks for the review.

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  10. Even though it was a bit too MG for you, I think I will try it with my kids.

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    1. I do love Sanderson so yes try that

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  11. Librarians certainly do not rule the US right now... LOL Sorry... I still have to read his work. I'm wondering if my MG cousins would enjoy it.

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    1. But you see, the Librarians ruled in secret and no one knew about it. So they might just be pulling their evil strings

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  12. Bummer. But there may be people that enjoy the MG feel. :)

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  13. Oh wow I didn't realize he wrote MG. Still need to try some of his books though! :D

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    1. I am on sickleave so I have no idea what day it is

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  15. I don't think it's my kind of book. I've never read Sanderson.

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  16. Not for me, I admire you for persevering with it even though it wasn't quite you.

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  17. As much as I love stories about librarians, I don't know if I want to read one where they're evil and spread misinformation!

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  18. Not for me, but my niece might enjoy it.

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  19. Sounds indeed terribly MG. Librarians cannot be bad.

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  20. Yeah, his audience is pretty divided on these books, since they're so different from his adult and even YA stuff. Sorry you didn't enjoy it as much as you'd hoped!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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