|Morpheus Road by D.J MacHale|
Publisher: Aladdin; 1 edition (April 20, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Grade 6–10 High school sophomore Marshall Seaver is being haunted by a figure out of his imagination in this fast-paced fantasy thriller. The skeletal character he obsessively draws, the Gravedigger, has come to life and is threatening him. He's also seeing other frightening images that don't make sense. Marshall was supposed to spend his summer vacation with his best friend, but Coop is forced to go to his family's lake house instead. Then he disappears, and Marshall is the only person who believes that his friend is in trouble and hasn't just run off again. Coop's snobbish older sister is unwillingly drawn into helping him figure out what's going on after she experiences some of the same impossible visions that he has. Marshall's narration gives the plot credibility. Readers experience what he is feeling as the suspense builds and events spiral out of his control to the twisty ending. In this first book in the trilogy, major plot threads remain unresolved but, hopefully, they will be explained in the rest of the series.
I'd forgotten what a genius D.J. Machale is. After finishing the Pendragon series, (which I loved) I just kinda forgot about it. But this book... this book was incredible. Extremely well written. Awesomely cool story. Action. Adventure. Creepiness. Lots of creepiness. This story was un-like anything I have ever read before which is (believe me) a lot.
If you liked Pendragon then you will love this. In it, there a little snippets of the Pendragon world. For example, the main characters live in Stony Brook. And they get fries at the Garden Poultry. And eat them at the pocket park around the corner. If you have read Pendragon then you'll absolutely know what I'm talking about.
Morpheus Road is a little slow at the beginning. When I say the beginning I mean the beginning of the first chapter. This book is so epically good that it's scary. And it's actually scary. From start to finish you will be completely captivated. D.J. Machale has shown his brilliance yet again.
"Hey to all you people who read for fun. U R COOL."