Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Deptford Mice History

Last night I finished reading "The Deptford Mice Histories" by Robin Jarvis. It is a a series of 3 books that are the prequel to a trilogy called "The Deptford Mice Trilogy".

When I first picked up "The Alchemist's Cat", I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not I would like it. But it wasn't very long before I was really into that book. So I went back to the library and got the next two. These three books don't seem to relate to each other as you're reading them but knowing that you have to read them to have an understanding of the history before reading the Trilogy was actually sort of fun!

I went back to the library today and got the first two books of the Trilogy, and I was a bit disappointed to see that both books aren't as big as these other books. I do like a big, thick book. But if the content is nearly as suspenseful and fun to read as the others, then I shouldn't have any complaints.

These books are found in the juvenile section of the library, in the same place that books like Harry Potter are found, which is how I found them in the first place. But just because they are written for adolescents, much like Harry Potter, they are entertaining for adults as well and I highly recommend them if you like a good fantasy series.

3 backward glances:

josey said...

hey amy! i may have to check those out. seems like we have the same taste in books! hehe! over the summer i read the "Series of Unfortunate Events" books. kinda creepy and morbid, but good nonetheless. i'd like to read some of Lemony Snicket's other stuff to get a little background on him. he's pretty dang talented!

i also read tons of Judy Blume books this summer...like all the Fudge books. OH MY GOODNESS they cracked me up sooooo bad! then i also read almost all the Boxcar children books. very good, too!

okay, am i getting a little weerd here? LOL! actually i have to admit, the reason i started reading all these is because i've been seriously thinking about writing some young reader books...:):)

...should be perfect since i came out at the elementary level here. HAHHAHAH!!!!

Rachel said...

I just have one question? When do you have time to read?? Perhaps I should finish the third Twilight Book to re-energize me :0

Shelby said...

sweet, I will have to pick those up. I've never heard of them, but they look good.