Release Day Book Review Blitz! The Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson! GIVEAWAY!

6 Sep

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Welcome to the Release Day Blitz of “The Dark Talent” by Brandon Sanderson!

The Dark Talent coverThe Dark Talent
Series: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians #5 (#2#3, #4)
Written by Brandon Sanderson
Illustrations by Hayley Lazo
304 pages – ages 9+
Published by Starscape on September 6, 2016 (TODAY!)

Synopsis from the Publisher- “The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?

“Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review”

What I Thought- Wow. This book was great. And unexpected. There was a huge plot twist I wasn’t expecting at the end, honestly one of the biggest I’ve ever encountered. I won’t give it away, but I was really surprised. I will say that this book is extremely well-written, and doesn’t break the style of the rest of the series. Alcatraz and his family is still very wacky, and you still really enjoy reading about their adventures. Alcatraz continues to make fun of himself and almost everything as the book goes on, while also going on and on about how he is a coward. There is a nice resource section at the back of the book, for reading discussions. The book is a thrilling…conclusion…to the series…or is it?

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

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Author Bio: BRANDON SANDERSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Rithmatist and Steelheart, both of which were selected for the American Library Association’s Teens’ Top Ten list. He’s also written many popular and award-winning books for adults. His middle grade series, Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians, is now available in deluxe editions.
Visit his website HERE!

The giveaway!

There is a giveaway for a copy of “The Dark Talent” (Along with a really cool button-pin!) for one lucky winner in the US or Canada! You can enter if you live in another country, but just as long as you know someone willing to hold the package for you! We want to share the Talents book love with everybody!

OR you can just by the book HERE!

12 Responses to “Release Day Book Review Blitz! The Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson! GIVEAWAY!”

  1. jama September 6, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Thanks for the heads up about this series. Your review has made me excited to check it out — I’m dying to find out what that huge plot twist is. 🙂

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

      It is a marvelous series. And I know for sure that you won’t expect the twist.

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  2. Pragmatic Mom September 6, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    I would love to win for my son!

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  3. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews September 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I really want to read this series. A win would make my day. Nice review. Love your enthusiasm, Erik.

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  4. Mark September 7, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    I’ve been looking forward to this book for a while since I’ve enjoyed the earlier books in the series. carstairs38 at gmail

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 16, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

      I can tell you that you will not expect the twist in the ending (and the twist following that!).

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  5. beleyne September 8, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    There’s something inherently funny about “evil librarians”. Sounds like an exciting book!

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  6. vero jimenez September 9, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    Love the saga, super funny, everything by Sanderson is amazing, and love too the new covers

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