book review of book by chris grabenstein
"Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience."
Alexandra Bracken’s latest book Passenger got a beautiful trailer that depicts a story which takes place across a great deal of time and space.
Bracken is, of course, the NYT Best Selling author of the Darkest Minds trilogy, which includes The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, and In the Afterlight, as well as a few novellas taking place between installations. Bracken also recently published A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, the first in a series of Star Wars illustrated novels.
‘Passenger’ book trailer
Though simple, the constant movement of the actors, sometimes missing each other and sometimes connecting, is a wonderful way to show the scope of this book. The changing eras allow for Etta to adapt to each period.
The trailer does not give the same sense of urgency and danger as the book’s synopsis, but the song playing throughout the video, “It’s OK” by Tom Rosenthal, is haunting nonetheless.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods — a powerful family in the colonies — and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them — whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.