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Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn

Title: Discord's Apple
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Recommended By: zuz211
Pages: 299
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Book Description:
When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she stands to inherit. Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again. The magic of the storeroom prevents access to any who are not intended to use the items. But just because it has never been done does not mean it cannot be done.

And there are certainly those who will give anything to find a way in.

Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces, protecting the past and the future even as the present unravels around them. Old heroes and notorious villains alike will rise to fight on her side or to undermine her most desperate gambits. At stake is the fate of the world, and the prevention of nothing less than the apocalypse.

My Thoughts About the Book:
I loved the story. The idea is that all the mythical and magical items of the world over the years have been gathered and stored and there is one family that has passed down custodianship of this storeroom over the years. The concept itself is genius but the execution was a little lacking.

I was going back and forth whether it should be a 3 or a 4 but because I liked the book so much I'm going for 4.

I'll tell you why I was leaning towards a 3. The writing style. It is well done but seems simplistic at times. I kept thinking the story was for a kid which is fine with me but then things would be more complicated and didn't always seem like a child could follow it all.

Another thing that threw me at times was the continual jumping around in time to different aspects of the story that would later come together. Now having said that, I also loved that about the story. It felt like 4 stories merging into one even though some of the stories had taken place thousands of years earlier.

Also, being a fan of mythology, I enjoyed the mythological aspects which were wide in range.

While this book is a very easy read, it never once bored me. I was interested the entire time I read it and looked forward to reading more as I moved through the story.
Tags: books, books: reviewed, genre: action adventure, genre: fantasy, ~author: carrie vaughn, ~rating: 4
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