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 enjoyed this book. I do wish that I'd known that it was a children's book before I requested it, but that was before I really knew how to use Edelweiss. Because while the whole idea of it all, fantastic, but the targeted age audience...too young for me!
I know what I'd do with an eighth day. I would read. Just read and read, catch up on what I need to do, and since I'd have a generator like Jax and Riley, then I could have my computer and nook, hopefully, because that would be really great!
For me, if this book had been narrated by Riley, or alternating between Evangeline and Riley, then this would've been the book for me! Because that would've given it a YA/NA lift, and be in this world that was just so creative and awesome!
That was a pretty awesome ending, because there were some hard times, but there was a victory in the end, like finding out that Evangeline's brother had been killed by the bad guys. That was pretty horrible. But they won in the end. But there's still at least two more books to go!
I did enjoy this book, I just was not in the target age range.
Author: Dianne K. Salerni
Series: Eighth Day #1
Read: August 8th, 2015
Reason Why: It sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Published: April 22nd 2014