Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston

Genera: Paranormal fantasy adventure

Subjects: Druids, Celtic, archeology, England, magic, time travel, adventure

Length: 302 pgs.

HC/PB: Paperback

Summary/ product description: “Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker… but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins.

Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time—literally—maybe even get a date.

This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every… never.”

My Rating: ê ê ê ê

My Review: I had no idea what to expect when I started this book, but I gotta say that is surprised me. So much better than what I got from the description. Lovely cover though. This book is one of the funniest book I’ve read yet this year. The characters each have their own unique sense of humor. Everything from sarcasm, to puns, so made up words, to acting smarticle. The dialog reminded me of some Disney movies I’ve seen. I won’t be surprised if this became a Disney movie.

So Clare’s from Canada. This book was first published in Canada. The author is Canadian. But they are in the UK for the summer and lots of crazy happens. I love how the author took history and made it into a great time travel story. I’ve never heard much of ancient British history, and I learned a lot of things reading this book. Even though I still got very confused at times, but it was a good confused.

I’m not big on historical fiction, but when the main character’s from the present and travel to the past, I have an easier time enjoying myself. Historical fiction has boring dialog that’s harder to read and loses my interest. This book was interesting because of the dialog, and the plot twist. It made me wonder where Clare would end up next. How does she possess this power? It’s a fun read, and adventure fantasy lovers should try it.

Cover Art Review: This is one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen this year. I love the girl’s hair, the stringy things, the sparkly/glittery star things. I love the hot pink and electric blue combo. I like the raven. The title’s font is very awesome. Pretty cover.

~Haley G

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