Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Review - The Ninja Librarians

Title: The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand
Author: Jen Swann Downey
Genre: Fantasy
Similar Books: the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
                     the Time Warp Trio series by Jon Sciezka
Ready for adventure, especially of the swash-buckling variety
Summary: When Dorrie and her brother Marcus fall through the floor of the Passaic Public Library, they discover a secret world of lybrarians with fantastic skills. The longer they spend in Petrach's library, though, the more they learn about dark forces at work.

My Opinion: It is truly awesome to see librarians portrayed as action heroes, champions of free speech throughout all of time, rather than mousy or stodgy. Apart from just that and the appeal of the action (which is pretty thrilling, by the way), this book is well worth reading for the characters. It is peopled wit ha full cast of complex characters, including secondary and tertiary characters.

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