I bid thee farewell to that one hour lost. I doth enjoyed having thee around and wasn't of a keen mind to lose thee. But the benefit of more sunshine when I get off from work will simply have to placate me lol!!
Speaking of losing or adding time, how about having an extra day in the week? That's exactly the kind of thing brilliant author Dianne Salerni tackles with her MG novel THE EIGHTH DAY.
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In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.
And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.
I'm so glad I had a chance to receive an ARC and read this story. It kept me engaged from the first page to the last.
Jax makes the kind of decisions and mistakes you expect of any thirteen-year-old boy, especially after making one weirded out discovery after another.
There were a few times I wanted to flick Riley on the ear but even he got a pass from me once Dianne wove his back story into the scheme of things.
The mythos is wonderful and I absolutely love it. This is a great novel for both boys and girls and for the MG reader at heart. I wish it a great amount of success when it's released, which I believe is in April 2014.
So, what would YOU do if you had an extra day in the week?