Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
Alcatraz Versus #4
DTB, 292 Pages
the Librarians are invading the remainder of the free lands, Alcatraz’s dad runs off to find a way to give everybody Smedry powers and Alcatraz ends up in the middle of a battle. Not nearly as funny and smart alecky as the previous books. Either I’m used to it, or Sanderson is forcing it. Wraps things up in such a way that this could be the last book [even though events are not wrapped up] but leaves openings for another [probably if publishers will give it a go].
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia
Alacatraz Versus #3
I had read this and never noted it, so by the time I realized I had forgotten to record this, I didn’t feel comfortable reviewing it.
~November 16th, 2013
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones
Alcatraz Versus #2
322 pages, paperbook
Alcatraz is on his way to a safe place when he gets a call from his Grandfather, who is at the Library of Alexandria. The stronghold of the Librarians. His dad has entered and his Grandfather is going in after him. So Alcatraz, along with some new relatives, take a detour to rescue everyone.
Interesting. Not as funny as the first one, but it might be because I was expecting it.
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Alcatraz Versus #1
Oh my. What a tale. Cross A Series of Unfortunate Events with something light, upbeat and funny, with a dash of the Mistborn non-hero, and this is what you get.
I laughed the entire way through the book. A thirteen year old boy finds out that he is an Ocularist and must fight evil Librarians, who want to box and order everything. His grandfather helps him along with 2 cousins and a 13year old girl who is a knight. Their powers are hilarious. Alcatraz can break things. His grandfather can be late for anything, his cousins can trip and speak gibberish.
I don’t know how this will hold up to repeated readings, but on a first read, it was GREAT!