Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Thoughts on Curse of the Spider King

Today is the last day of the CSFF bloggers tour of a new release, Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper.

This is a book that I have eagerly awaited to receive after seeing some of the initial reviews and information. It did not disappoint at all!! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!!!

This is a great book for teens about seven teenagers who just don't fit in. After a series of strange events, they are all approached and given a book to read. In this book, they read of a long standing war between the fairies and the Spider King. There are seven Elven Lords that were supposed to be killed when captured, however there was a curse that would bring serious reprecussions. The captors instead left the Elven Lords on the Earth and they were allowed to grow up in families and live "normal" lives. That is, until they were desperately needed.

A few things that stuck out at me during the reading of this book: 1. I LOVE that they referenced Donita K. Paul's Dragonrider series!!! I've not yet read that series but have read Vanishing Sculptor. I will definately read her Dragonrider series now, especially since these authors gave her an endorsement! 2. The scenery depicted in this book is amazing. I want to go to Berinfell! 3. I really like the mystery of the "trench coat man" although I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley (or a lit one for that matter!) 4. I love that this is the type of book to get some young readers wrapped into reading again or for the first time. Especially since this is a POSITIVE book for youngsters (and more mature ages alike).

Overall, I strongly recommend this book to all!! It's a great adventure and I'm excited about book 2!!

Now for the giveaway...

Leave a comment about your favorite book for teenagers, along with your email address (no email means no entry!!). I'll draw the winner on November 30 at 11:59 PM EST using US only please (sorry, overseas shipping is just too much for me right now).

Please be sure to visit these other stops on the tour to see what others have to say about this great book!"> Brandon Barr"> Justin Boyer"> Amy Browning"> Valerie Comer"> Amy Cruson"> CSFF Blog Tour"> Stacey Dale"> D. G. D. Davidson"> Shane Deal"> Jeff Draper"> Emmalyn Edwards"> April Erwin"> Karina Fabian"> Todd Michael Greene"> Ryan Heart"> Timothy Hicks"> Becky Jesse"> Cris Jesse"> Jason Joyner"> Julie"> Carol Keen"> Krystine Kercher"> Tina Kulesa"> Melissa Lockcuff"> Rebecca LuElla Miller"> Mirtika"> Nissa"> John W. Otte"> Cara Powers"> Chawna Schroeder"> James Somers"> Speculative Faith"> Robert Treskillard"> Fred Warren"> Jason Waguespac"> Phyllis Wheeler"> Jill Williamson"> KM Wilsher

I would like to thank the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for providing a copy for review. I have also purchased a copy of this book from that will be used later on in the week for a giveaway. I am an Amazon Associate.
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  1. Wayne Thomas BatsonNovember 19, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Julie, thanks so much for the great review! Your enthusiasm is absolutely spectacular!

  2. good review :)

  3. I would LOVE to win this!!
    Thankyou! :D:D:D
    My favorite teens book is "The Father of Dragon"


  4. My fave teen books are the Vampire Academy series.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  5. The Harry Potter books are my favorite teen books.

  6. My favorite books for teenagers would be either "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy or the Harry Potter series.
    Thanks! megalon22/at/yahoo/dot/com

  7. My favorite teen books would have to have been the Harry Potter series, they were just brilliant!

    great contest!

  8. My favorite teen book would be Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
    Thanks for entering me!