Friday, October 26, 2007

Book Review: Ysabel

Once in a while W and I will got to Powell's Books to browse the stacks and look for interesting books which we text message to ourselves. Back at home, we order them from our awesome library. There are certain authors that I always check (primarily in the Sci-Fi section) and I am very happy to find new books. On our last trip, a few months ago, we found many new books to read. One book I came across is by an author that I really like to read named Guy Gavriel Kay. I especially enjoyed "The Fionavar Tapestry" which was a series of books involving both travel to distant planets and Celtic myth. When I saw that he had a new book, Ysabel, I got very excited. I eagerly awaited receiving it from the library and I was not disappointed. The book pulled me in form the first few pages. It is the story of two teenagers in modern day France who stumble on to a mystery. In some ways it reminded me of The Da Vinci Code but in others it resembled Kay's previous work, "The Fionavar Tapestry", with a weaving of Celtic myth.

I could not put this book down and I kept waiting for it to go all wrong the way books do sometimes. But it never did. It captured me and kept me intrigued until the very last page. I loved it and consider it the best book I have read all year. Check it out!

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