Friday, July 24, 2009

Book Review- Thirteenth Child

Last night I finished reading Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede.

Eff was born the thirteenth child. She grew up hearing stories about how the "Thirteenth Child" is supposed to have great talent but bring great danger and despair to everyone around her. Her twin, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son, or a double-seven and is supposed to have great magical talent, in a good way, and luck and everyone is in awe of him. This story tells of their growing up, from Eff's point of view, and the challenges they face.

This story started off really well. I loved reading about Eff, Lan, and their magic. I liked reading about how they grew up and how much magic was involved in their lives. But then towards the end it started talking about these bugs that sucked magic and that was the whole plot of the story at the end. It kind of turned me off to the story. But it was well written and something different in the YA paranormal world.

I gave this book a rating of 3/5.

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This book was reviewed for TeensReadToo.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really good from the description. It's too bad that the magic-sucking bugs turned you off of the story, but I totally understand how that happens with plots sometimes.