Welcome to the latest installment in my Reviews that Made Me Want to Read the Book feature. I have a short post this week - just three entries (which is great, because I have hundreds of other books clamoring for my attention).
Gail Gauthier said in my recent interview with her (about early chapter books) "I recently read Jack Bolt and the Highwaymen's Hideout by Richard Hamilton. It's a time travel adventure with a well developed storyline, humor, and a number of illustrations." And based on that, I put it on my list.
The other day I received a copy of The Magician (the second book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott). I thought that it looked interesting, but put it aside because I don't like to read series books out of order. But then I read Tricia's post about the series at The Miss Rumphius Effect, and moved both books up on my list. She said (of the first book): "I love books rooted in myth, legend, and the events of history. This book has it all, and then some. I finished The Alchemyst on Friday and then ran out and bought the sequel".
Doret, TheHappyNappyBookseller, intrigued me with her recent review of Oisin McGann's Daylight Runner. She said: "Thanks to an extreme Ice Age the old world has ended. Ash Harbor is born. It's formed inside a hollowed out mountain and located in what was South Pacific. The element is too harsh to survive outside of Ash Harbor. 16 yr old Solomon (Sol) father Gregor is missing." She also warns that the dialog is "cheesey", but I think it would work for certain action-flick moods.