Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Drop Everything and Read This: The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
Do you know how every once in a while you run across a book that makes you wish elbowing strangers and forcing them to laugh wasn't frowned upon?
Well, if you can control yourself, and if you ever wished Douglas Adams and Lemony Snicket got together to play Dungeons and Dragons and write a hilarious book, this one is for you.
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes is the debut middle grade novel by Wade Albert White. Not only does he posses an unmistakable voice and terrific pacing, he's Canadian, which means he probably gets to hang around Justin Trudeau and hug pandas.
I could go on to explain the plot between snorting and guffawing, but instead I'll insert the actual description of the book:
A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look (which is to say, not innocent at all), and nothing is quite what it seems.
Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new adventuring partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes–or face the horrible consequences.
Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.
Learn more and buy the book. Canadian currency accepted.