Monday, December 22, 2014

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis

Fin has been told that the map will lead him to his mother.  He's a boy everyone forgets right after they've met him.  He's not sure why but it's a real handy skill when you're a thief.  Marrill is just out for a walk with her cat when a vacant Arizona parking lot suddenly has water in and she's a ship bearing down on her.  Where did that come from?

Little Brown Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is first in a new adventure series and it's a very good read.  Fin is very good at thieving but trying to get a piece of the map or removing the key to the map is a very dangerous task.  He's small.  The pirates on board are huge and they aren't all human.

Marrill ends up on board the ship she sees and she meets a strange wizard and a young man who is the captain of the ship.  They're older than they appear and they tell her she's now on the pirate stream.  The "water" moves in time and across nations.  She can't go home until they complete the Map to Everywhere.  Then they will know how to get her back home.

This is grand adventure with impossible tasks, strange plants and creatures, and plenty of bad guys to go around.  It kept me in my chair reading until I finished the story.  I enjoyed both the characters and the tale.  I'm glad to see there will be more in the series because while this journey was over for now, I can tell there's a lot more to the story.

Get your favorite drink, find a comfortable chair, and then open the book and get ready to go on a grand adventure...

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