Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians Review

Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians

By: Brandon Sanderson

Macmillan-Tor/Forge, Starscape

Publish Date 3 May 2022

Children’s Fiction/Middle-grade/Sci Fi & Fantasy


100 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

Good Reads synopsis:

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is the first adventure in a fantasy series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. The fast-paced and funny series is now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things.

Book review:

This was a fun story and different than I am used to from Sanderson. I gave the book 4 stars and can’t wait for the next book to come out.

This is about a boy who is in foster care because he has no family to go too. He is moved all the time because the families can’t handle his breaking of things. He can’t help it and doesn’t know how to fix it.

On his thirteenth birthday he receives a package in the mail. It is a birthday present from his parents. He is confused and wonders what is going on. A few things happens which leads him to being transferred to another family the next day.

The next day a strange old man comes to visit him and wants him to go with him. This old man tells him he is his Grandfather. Poor Alcatraz doesn’t know what is happening and who this man is. He does ed up going with him because something happened and it scarred him.

They go on few adventures and he learns more about his family and what is going on.

I recommend this book for the young readers and even adults. You will feel his ain and laugh at the same time.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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