Brandon Sanderson is the first in the Evil Librarians series. This book is a fast paced adventure that I know many readers will enjoy.
Alcatraz Smedry has lived in a variety of foster homes for most of his 13 years. He moves to different homes because of his "talent" of breaking things. He isn't sure why he is able to break so many things without even trying but the families cannot have him in their homes for very long. On his 13th birthday he receives an anonymous package of sand. Then a strange old man appears at his current home claiming to be his grandfather and he wants to know where is the bag of sand. The sand has been stolen! Alcatraz is confused by these two events and wonders if he should he trust this old guy? He decides it cannot be any worse than his foster homes so off they go and Alcatraz is on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Smedry family has unique talents and the family is supposed to keep the world safe from the Evil Librarians that can be found everywhere. The Evil Librarians keep secrets from the world, Alcatraz learns that the history he has been taught isn't always the truth, it is just what the Librarians want him and others to know. Alcatraz always thought of his ability to break things as a curse not a talent. But when he learns of one cousin who has the talent of tripping and he sees that the tripping talent really does help them get out of a serious situation he sees his breaking things as a unique talent not a curse. It is these strange talents that enable the Smedrys to take care of the Librarians and our world.
This is a story that all lovers of adventure will not be able to put down until they turn the last page.
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