Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Review: Gold Dust


Alex Lee is a Freshman at Palo Alto High in the Silicon Valley. With no friends and the most ordinary name ever, not to mention a mother who has somehow turned into a mindless zombie, Alex doesn’t know how things could get worse. But when she comes face to face with a leprechaun on her way home from school, she finds out. Armed only with a clarinet and advice from her Buddha-quoting grandmother, Alex is forced into an adventure that will lead her from a high-tech security breach, through an army of griffins to a point where she could save her mom- if she isn’t torn apart by overwhelming magical forces first.
Marked by humor and insight, this fresh take on the classic Spanish romance of the magical Island of California will keep readers turning pages as they try to find the answer to the question, “What will Alex do next?”

My Review

This is Gold Dust by Catherine Weaver. This book is 240 pages long.

Alex Lee is a social outcast birthed by a Japanese banker and a very imaginative and artistic woman. Alex Lee thought she had no imagination until she meets an old, drunken Irishman. She later will learn that she is part of a plan to save a magical realm from chaos. The chaos caused these earthquakes that started closing the portals to her home. The old, drunk is also a leprechaun and he will teach her to use her strong magical abilities. After she enters the realm of magic, looking for a cure for Herman's imagination sucking magic. Herman is a magical figure stealing magical gold from the magic realm and transporting it, through portals, to are realm. Alex Lee is one of the only people with a mind and with the help of Ian, her red-headed friend who is also on a quest, they might be able to save the world. But, not without a cost. How will Alex Lee save everyone if she has no imagination? Will she be able to save the world in time? What are the costs she has to pay?

I really enjoyed this book and I wasn't expecting some of the things that happened. There were many conflicts and it was kind of hard to keep up. It kind of felt like a T.V. series trying to stuff all these conflicts into one book. Other than that it was very enjoyable. This is a book for many age groups, especially teens and tweens. I would like to thank Catherine Weaver for giving me this book to review. It was an honor and I hope to read more of your books.

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