Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box

About a month or so ago, my family and I went camping. And camping, of course, means lots and lots of reading. As I roamed the shelves of the Library, I found several good looking books that I felt I had to try or re-read. I had in my arms Chalice by Robin McKinlely, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and then I came across a book with a title that promised to hold wondrous adventures inside...and the title also seemed vaguely familiar. I picked up:

The Prince Regent is no ordinary hotel—powered entirely by steam, run by an eccentric inventor who doesn’t believe in sleep, it’s a place full of shadowy characters and dangerous secrets. Mariah has just started working there as a magician’s assistant, and when he and his coworker Sacha unwittingly learn more than they were meant to know, they suddenly find themselves pawns in an evil plot so full of twists and turns that even the labyrinth of hidden tunnels and caverns beneath the hotel can’t contain it.

As they struggle to unravel the mystery and stay alive in the process, encountering secret rooms, enchanted objects and vicious mythical creatures, they question whom to trust. All the adults—even the ones offering help—seem to be hiding something. After all, Mariah only got his job because his predecessor vanished one night—and, as Mariah is fast realizing, not all magic tricks are illusions.

Dun dun duuun! This was an excellent, intense, and fun read, although it did drag on a bit towards the end in my opinion. Mariah Mundi was a very clean book, and was full of adventure and originality. I recommend it to all fantasy readers!

Now the reason this book sounded familiar to me is because my brother, who loves movies, had told me of a new fantasy coming out. The cast includes Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffed, Lena Heady, Keeley Hawes, and Michael Sheen...

I have looked at the description of the movie that's coming out this Christmas, (I think that's when it's coming out) and it doesn't sound much like the book. That disappoints me greatly, but it will still probably be an entertaining movie! Ioan Gruffed and Sam Neill are some of my favorite actors, and I look forward to seeing them in Mariah Mundi!

Next time you're at the Library be sure to check out Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box! Also, be sure to check this blog again in the upcoming days...I have a bit of a surprise I'm going to share with you all...

<3 Clara