I’m about to start reading The Eighth Day, written by Dianne K. Salerni and illustrated by David McLellan. You may remember Salerni’s previous books, We Hear the Dead, and The Caged Graves, both thoroughly enjoyable Young Adult books.
Salerni has changed her course a bit. The Eighth Day is the first in a suspenseful series about a world in which there is an extra day. Here is Amazon’s description (http://www.amazon.com/The-Eighth-Day-Dianne-Salerni/dp/0062272152):
In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it’s the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he’s really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who’s been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.
And there’s a reason Evangeline’s hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.
Stay tuned for The Inquisitor’s Mark, the spellbinding second novel in the Eighth Day series.
I love both the Young Adult genre and series books and I’m excited to begin!
Be sure to visit my reviews of these two earlier books, as well as my interview with Ms. Salerni!
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