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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Random Magic by Sasha Soren

[Part of the Random Magic Book Tour]

The author thought it would be nice if I'd try doing a vlog-review sort for this books. I thought it would be fun! But, my webcam stopped working...*tear* Guess there's not vlog for this week's IMM either xD I honestly wish I could have done much more for my tour stop, but school & the recent flu I got messed everything up. Anyway, here is lame review. (My review--not the book!)

Random Magic by Sasha Soren
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis: When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

Review: I liked it more than I thought I would. The writing made the book fun, comical, and quirky. The characters are extremely great (I cannot even express my love for Winnie...) Henry and Winnie's adventures never ceased to end--and that only made the book more fun to read. However, there were some parts that I found difficult to read because of the use of metaphors and such. (I think I'm dumb xD) Despite that, I also really loved the mini descriptions under each chapter.

Something that made me go, "What?!" was the cover. Like many other Bloggers, I think Nicole Kidman is the person on the cover. xD But you know...never judge a book by its cover (especially this one!) It truly was a great autumn read.

What I thought of...
(no spoilers!)

The Beginning: Immediately, I was hooked by the first couple of sentences. However, the beginning of the novel was also hard to understand. It's one of those books that will make sense more and more as you go through it.

The Middle: It was less confusing. I liked it! :)

The End: I love, love the ending.

[edit: Here is the book trailer! :)]


Anonymous said...

Your comment of "don't judge a book by its cover" is spot on. It reminded me of a speech I heard Diane Garnick give once. If you have never heard her speak, it's worth checking out the fan site:

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review.

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