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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Have Book - Will Travel

Have Book - Will Travel by father/son team Kfir & Yonatan Luzzatto falls under the banner of YA Fantasy Lit.  This was a super fun book, particularly if you love fantasy, so forget the YA label and just enjoy the book.

Max is a wealthy young man sent to his uncle's for a time--his uncle's home just happens to be a castle-like structure.  While poking around one afternoon Max meets Darla, a young woman from the village outside the castle who has found a way in through a hole in the wall.  These two find a mutual love of adventure stories, and soon they find themselves escaping the confines of their respective lives and enter into the world of the book, traveling via teleportation.  When they run into a small snafu, namely being chased by a bad man who wants the book, can they escape in time?  Will they be able to get home--ever?

This book was a super fun read.  I am not normally a fantasy fan but I am certainly willing to suspend my disbelief for an enjoyable story.  This was kind of like book candy--it was a super easy read and kept pushing me through the story.  I loved the different aspects of the "map" in the book that Darla and Max were able to visit; the details were vivid and descriptive, and I could see these fantastical places.

I also love that this was written by a father/son team.  It's so cool that this world could come together though a neat collaboration.  This book comes out on June 1, so keep an eye out.  Or pre-order.  Whatever floats your boat.

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