Books read in 2012 6/100 6- Destined by Aprilynne Pike 5- The Naming by Alison Croggon 4- The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler 3- Divergent by Veronica Roth 2- Crossed by Ally Condie 1- Matched by Ally Condie
Looking Forward to in 2012:
**CURRENTLY UPDATING** -March 27th, 2012: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter -May 1st, 2012: Destined by Aprilynne Pike -May 1st, 2012: Insurgent by Veronica Roth -May 1st, 2012: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore -May 8th, 2012: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare -May 8th, 2012: Endure by Carrie Jones
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Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents . . . But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift. A mysterious “illness” and Theo’s guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo’s “illness” and change his life forever. Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Glenn Dakin.
Candle Man is an exciting tale about a boy named Theo who doesn't really know exactly who (or what) he is. Dakin creates a world where superheroes exist, and where there is a super hero, there are, of course, villians.
I have to say I really enjoyed Candle Man. I haven't really read any steam punk themed books before, but I think I like it. I love how it brings the old and the new together in an interesting combination of cogs and victorian clothing. Having that steam punk flare is really what made this book stand out to me and I actually plan on learning a bit more about it after this. I'm interested!
Candle Man had a good pace without being boring, but it was very much meant for the younger reader. Not that older readers won't enjoy it, but I believe the target age is in the lower teens. Personally I love reading MG as well as YA, so I didn't mind a bit.
Candle Man kept me surprised throughout the whole novel. Maybe I'm horrible with guessing, but there were several twists that I never saw coming! I can't wait to delve into the next one, because Candle Man is a series!