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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Book Review: A Measure Of Disorder by Alan Tucker

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: MAD Design, Inc. (April 30, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982686412
ISBN-13: 978-0982686416
Visit his site: Alan Tucker
Buy the book: Amazon
Book One of the Mother Earth Series...

High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw - if she lives long enough to enroll, that is. Jenni's ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are unknowingly transported to another world. There they encounter amazing creatures, some of which think a kid shish-kebab would be a tasty treat. But they soon find the greatest dangers they face may come from themselves ... Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to discover who - and what - they really are.

My Review 
First going into this book, I didn't have very high hopes. Occasionally, I will judge a book by it's cover. This book's cover art is not the best I had ever seen. Then I started to read the book. The beginning was nothing very special, but slowly it started to progress until I was completley and utterly hooked! I could hardly put this book down. People, you will have your doubts before reading this book. Don't. It is well written, well thought out, and the whole concept is completely insane. Which makes for one great fantasy book. In my opinion, the more insane the book, the better fantasy it makes. This amazing book by Alan Tucker makes you want for these insane things to happen, things that would never really be possible. Hence the word fantasy. You will so know what I'm talking about when you read it.

I never have even heard of this book if the author, Alan Tucker, hadn't sent me a copy. He was so freakin' cool to have taken the time to send me one. Thanks Mr. Tucker! At the current moment it needs more publicity. This book has earned it. I am positive that there are hundreds, thousands of books that need to be read because their great. But I can only read so many books. And, yes, most of the books that I read, I only read because I hear of that book from a friend or family member and now an author. As you can see, I'm moving up. I wish that good books like this were more recognized. This review is the best thing that I can do to achieve some publicity for this book.

This is a great book and I can't wait until the sequel comes out. I will be highly anticipating it in the hopes that it is as good as the first.

* A word to the parents there was only one H*** word and some violence, not graphic.


  1. +JMJ+

    Congratulations on moving up! ;-)

    I'm kind of staying away from Fantasy, these days, so it will be a while before I get around to this one. But I know some others who are always in the mood for this sort of novel, so I'll be recommending it to them, too. Thanks, Austin! =)

  2. Austin, you're very welcome for the book and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'm about 2/3 of the way through the first draft of "A Cure for Chaos," the second book in the series. It should be available around the first of the year. I'll be sure you keep you posted! — Alan

  3. Thanks for the info, Mr. Tucker. As I said in my review, I am highly anticipating the sequel. I'm looking forward to you sending me a ARC of A Cure for Chaos" *Nudge nudge, wink wink*

  4. Ha ha! You got it, sir! Happy to.

  5. I will have to say that Austin got in trouble several times by not doing his chores because he was engrossed in this book. He would talk about it at dinner time with the family which is a very good sign that he really liked The Measure of Disorder.

  6. Well, I am sorry if it caused family strife, but I'm glad he liked it : ) — My daughter told a similar story of kids in her math class getting in trouble because they couldn't put the book down. But everyone passed as far as I know!

  7. Seriously this book was amazing! It had all I wanted in a book. Even with Michael Scott's books I had to put it down and reread it months after. This is why I am drawn towards books that are for ages 9-12 because I don't want to deal with the crappy relationships and other boring stuff YA books offer me. Brilliant job Alan!

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