Book 5 of Brandon Sanderson’s Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians series is out since Tuesday and I’m as happy as can be! This book is the lastest of Sanderson’s middle grade series, but in all honesty, it doesn’t matter what age you are1, you will love it anyway.
What grabbed me when I saw the audiobook at the local library was the Evil Librarians part of the title. Being a bookworm–or should I say a bookdragon?–, I love books that talk about books and their mysterious guardians. This book series is no exception.
I love it, love it, love it. It is simply so good.
It’s the tale of Alcatraz, an orphan and a misfit who tries his best to convince you to see him as he really is: a coward. If you invited him to your home, you should have 911 pre-dialed on your phone for your curtains will probably light on fire, but then again, your phone might not work. That is because he has one talent only, and that is breaking things.
After setting his latest foster family’s kitchen on fire, Alcatraz finally meets an old man who claims to be his grandfather. The gentleman then tries to convince Alcatraz that his ability of breaking things is a powerful talent among others that are inherited through his family line. His grandfather then takes him in an adventure to fight the secret society of the librarians, who want to rule the world.
All the land as we know it has been brainwashed by the librarians and they want to keep it that way and more. Alcatraz, his grandfather and their companions will try to stop them, but the librarians won’t hesitate to silence the Free Kingdomers once and for all.
So if you are wanting to read a hillarious, amazingly original tale, do yourself a favor and start with the first book of the series. You won’t regret it.
Only Brandon Sanderson can make a defect into a superpower.
1 Psst, I’m 29! But ssshhhh! Let’s pretend I didn’t tell you!