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Friday, May 15, 2009

Those Good Ol' Reads : 2

So, since I really need to go to bed NOW here is just one book that I loved as a sixth grader...

The Prophecy of the Stones By: Flavia Blujoro

(From Amazon): "Jade, Amber, and Opal meet for the first time when they are 14 and find that their destinies are inextricably intertwined in some way that they have yet to discover. Each girl possesses a stone that matches her name. These stones have great power and are related to an ancient prophecy about the saving of the Light. The girls embark on a quest to understand their role in life and, in the process, enter the kingdom of Fairytale, where some of the magical beings are good, and some are evil. Another key figure is a knight errant who calls himself the Nameless One, who is also destined to be part of the fulfilling of the Prophecy. This is a long, involved story that often takes on the quality of a B movie. The style is somewhat flat and the voice is very youthful. Characters are constantly explaining situations and history. There is a dependence on magical objects that descend willy-nilly into the story and chance meetings in which the girls and the Nameless One are immediately known and accepted. Dialogue is stiff. While there are some interesting fantastical creatures and plot twists, there are also some very odd elements. Death, for instance, is "on strike" so no one can die. There is a small parallel story of a dying girl in a Paris hospital who has dreams that somehow relate to Jade, Opal, and Amber."

(I remember reading this and totally falling in love with it...I still have it on my shelf yeah!)

So, what are your Good Ol' Reads?

Wdebo :)

2 comments:

  1. This looks cute, I'll check it out sooner or later. :)

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  2. Oh you should, tho it was geared towards younger readers, it was a very sweet read.

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