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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander

Summary: In the first novel of the series young Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

Thoughts: As far as story goes, this is a brand new, spiffed up, action packed version of Alice in Wonderland. The characters and world building were great, fleshed out and thought through to the point where people had noticeable speech patterns that felt natural instead of cheesy. But what really sold on this story is that same factor that so many other people overlooked. Boots. That's right, Gregor's little two-year old sister that he goes through trial and terror to keep safe and get home! Their relationship is adorable! Gregor is a rather mature eleven year old due to his father's disappearance and has become used to stepping up to the plate for his mother's sake, which usually means watching over his two little sisters and grandmother. I'll try not to harp on this too much but I was unbearably happy to have found an amazing story of a good older brother and his little sister. Aside from that, I enjoyed the travel, not enough books have real travel. There was a quest, and a journey, a group of comrades and plenty of secrets. This is a dark series, full of bats, giant bugs and a bit of violence, but still a great read!

Content: Like I said, there's quite a bit of violence in here, some characters die and it's not exactly pleasant but neither is it overwhelming. Aside from that, it's a clean read!

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