Monday, August 19, 2013

Alcatraz versus The Schrivener's Bones #2 by Brandon Sanderson

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz, #2)This book is the second one in the series, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Alcatraz meets his uncle, a cousin, and Bastille's mom, and the five of them travel to the Library of Alexandria in Egypt in search of his grandfather. His uncle's Talent is getting lost, and his cousin's Talent is waking up from sleep looking very ugly. (You need to have read the first book to understand) Grandfather Smedry thinks Alcatraz's father is in the Library, but it is a place that is filled with danger. Most of the Librarians avoid the place. It seems that people get hopelessly lost in there and must give up their souls to find a book that will solve their problems. However, they can't leave once they've given up their souls. Alcatraz and the gang find themselves lost in the Library, and they must face a seemingly unbeatable enemy. It seems impossible that Alcatraz will be able to save everyone and save his soul at the same time.

The format of this book is the same as book one, so my opinions haven't changed. You need to read book one first, and you must be tolerant of extremely unusual ideas. The ideas are creative, but strange. I found myself skimming the author's side comments, they can be distracting, and it made the plot easier to follow and more enjoyable.

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