Thursday, January 13, 2011

A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull - ESSENTIAL

Mull, Brandon A World Without Heroes, 464 p. Aladdin (Simon), MARCH 2011.  

Violence: PG (some torture, fighting, dismemberment).  

Is that music coming from the mouth of that hippo? Jason, 13, thinks it might be – and so over the tank he leans, down into the gullet he goes – and so begins Jason’s epic adventure into a world that has lost its spirit, a down-beaten, despondent realm with weird creatures and exotic humans.  Though Jason only wants to go home, he and Rachel, another Beyonder, will pit themselves against a master manipulator who has almost conquered the entire world and turned most of his enemies into his pawns.  

Lucky, lucky me.  I am SOOOO privileged to have read this ahead of time.  Mull has again created teenaged protagonists who have the guts to do what must be done, facing an intriguing variety of new characters, situations, danger, betrayal and hope.  This is a trilogy, folks, so get ready to fill your shelves with copies!  


Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Dawn said...

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