January 10th, 2011

book reviews

The Lost City of Faar by D. J. MacHale

Title: The Lost City of Faar (Pendragon Adventures series #2)
Author: D. J. MacHale
Pagecount: 384 (paperback)
Publisher: Aladdin
Publishing date: January 1, 2003
Goodreads rating mean: 4.19
Goodreads rating mode: 5 (44%)
Goodreads summary: Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is not like other boys his age. His uncle Press is a Traveler, and, as Bobby has learned, that means Uncle Press is responsible, through his journeys, for solving interdimensional conflict wherever he encounters it. His mission is nothing less than to save the universe from ultimate evil. And he’s taking Bobby along for the ride.

Fresh from his first adventure on Denduron, Bobby finds himself in the territory of Cloral, a vast world that is entirely covered by water. Cloral is nearing a disaster of huge proportions. Reading the journals Bobby sends home, his friends learn that the desperate citizens of the endangered floating cities are on the brink of war. Can Bobby—suburban basketball star and all-around nice guy—help rid the area of marauders, and locate the legendary lost land of Faar, which may hold the key to Cloral’s survival?

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My rating: 3.5/5 stars. I've read the first three books before, though it's been a while, and at some point I'll probably finish the series, but it's not really at the top of my list.

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Just a shout out post really, and if it's frowned upon that's ok. I'm a member of goodreads.com, and I'm sure some of you readers are, and I'd love to have some more friends on there so I can check out reviews quickly. I'm on there more than I'm on here. I also love looking through the books on there that people have listed to get ideas of what I can read/buy. I'm open to pretty much any type of book. My account is here and hopefully I meet some new readers there!
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I'm looking for Japanese novels, similar to authors like Natsuo Kirino and Ryu Murakami.

Please don't suggest Koji Suzuki, Haruki Murakami, or Battle Royale, I already know about them. Thanks in advance. :3

(as a quick fyi, Ryu Murakami is horror, Natsuo Kirino is both modern and really dark. :D)