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Number Five & Six

Just Finished?
Grim Tuesday - Book Two of the Keys to the Kingdom series and Drowned Wednesday - Book Three of the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. (Fantasy; Young Adult)

Reason for Reading? Well, I'd enjoyed Mister Monday, the first book, so, uh, why not?

Was it Good? Yes, they both were, though I enjoyed Wednesday a little bit more.

Why? All the reasons that I gave in my review of Monday, as well as the fact that Nix is developing his world further - moreso I would say with Wednesday. In some ways, Tuesday was very similar to Monday which made it feel a little bit repetitive. (It didn't help that I'd already read Tuesday and just forgotten for some reason.) By Wednesday it seems as if Nix has accepted that the story needs to take a major twist, that the world has been clearly established, and that each book has to be very different from each other.

What's it about? Arthur continues in his mission, if you will, to gain the Keys to the House. Which sounds awfully terrible when I word it like that.

Who's your favourite character? Arthur remains my favourite character.

Favourite secondary character The Mariner (Or Grim Tuesday's Left Eyebrow) in book 2, and the Raised Rats (as a group) in book 3.

Would you recommend this book to others? Yes, and if you're iffy about the series, I'd suggest you don't decide to stop reading at book 2, wait to read book 3.

Anything Else? this review is short, not cause they're not good, but because I finished the books a while ago and just didn't feel like writing this one. So it's short and lame, but... hey.




Up Next?
Her Kind by Jane Cahill

Why? I mentioned it in my discussion of the Perseus comic, and I thought "Why not"?

Hopes? High, but reasonable. I mean, I'm reading it more as an academic than as a fiction reader.

Want to know who's read this book before you? Has anyone else on my F-list read this? I picked it up caused it was a 'suggested' course text.

Date: 2009-07-15 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thegiantkiller.livejournal.com
Come to Monty's on Saturday? :)

Date: 2009-07-16 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greek-amazon.livejournal.com
Probably.
I'm also having a 40th anniversary of the Moon Landing Potluck BBQ shindig on the 19th starting 4. Um, if you're interested.

Date: 2009-07-16 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thegiantkiller.livejournal.com
Before karaoke? Perhaps perhaps . . .

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