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The Toadhouse Trilogy
by Jess Lourey
About the Book:
Aine (pronounced “Aw-nee”) believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s
Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that
the reclusive woman raising her isn’t really her grandmother and that she’s been
living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser,
she flees the pages of the novel she’s called home, one terrifying step ahead of
Biblos’ black magic. Her only chance at survival lies in beating him to the
three objects that he desires more than life.
As she undertakes her
strange and dangerous odyssey, Aine must choose between a family she doesn’t
remember and her growing attraction to a mysterious young man named Gilgamesh.
Only through treacherous adventures into The Time Machine, Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities, and the epic Indian saga The Ramayana will she learn
her true heritage and restore the balance of the worlds… if she can stay
About the Author: Jess Lourey is the author of The Toadhouse Trilogy: Book One, the first in a
young adult series that celebrates the danger and excitement of reading. She
also writes the critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month Mysteries for adults with a
sense of humor. She’s been teaching writing and sociology at the college level
since 1998. When not gardening, writing, or hanging out with her wonderful kids
and dorky dog, Juni, you can find her reading, watching SyFy-channel original
movies, and dreaming big.
My Thoughts: Loved loved loved this book! Creating worlds on this level is an extraordinary talent. Everything has to fit together, and Jess has done a fine job of connecting the pieces. It’s rare I read the first book of a series before the rest are out. The reason being for this right here! I don’t want to wait until June of NEXT YEAR for book 2! It’s just not fair Jess, I’m hanging in suspense!
As Aine and her brother travel between books, I often found myself guessing which one they were jumping into next. When any characters name is mentioned I was trying to remember what book they came from. The one thing I learned most from this book, is that I need to read more classics. There was only one character I knew for sure her book, before the author tells you, and that was Aine’s mom.
The Toadhouse Trilogy is a wonderful work of fiction that brings the world of fiction to life. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to live inside your favorite novel, you must check out The Toadhouse Trilogy today!
Thanks Jess for the recommended reading at the end of your book. My to-read pile has just grown by 10!
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*I recieved a copy to review. Thoughts are my own.