Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour Curse of the Spider King

First, let us look at the cover. I really like the castle one can barely see in the forest. The spider thingies? Not so much. Especially because at first, I thought the spiders and men were joined together like that poor toy in Toy Story that had been joined together by the evil kid, Syd Phillips, who lived next door. When I read the story, I found out the bad guys merely ride the icky spider thingies and are not monsters, except in behavior, of course.
This is my first time on the CSFF blog tour as a reviewer instead of a reviewee. I appreciate the time that the CSFFers put into these three days. I tried to offer something a little different since I had a different slant to draw upon. However this part: the review and the recommendation will be pretty standard.
The tale Wayne and Christopher have spun is delightful. I see it as a young YA. My school librarian friends tell me that about the age of thirteen, the students skip the YA section with their noses in the air and go to the adult section. I know that's not strictly true because many Christian YA books sell well.
I'm hoping The Curse of the Spider King jumps off the bookstore shelves. The characters are intriguing and the plot twisted enough to keep the reader guessing. I'm looking forward to reading then next installment of the Berinfell Prophecies.

1 comment:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Donita
Thanks again for jumping in on the tour. CH and I are very excited about the Spider King and the 2nd in the series: Venom and Song. We just turned in our manuscript for that one yesterday. Whew. What a relief that is.