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The Rook

Monday, December 31st, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The RookThe Rook by Daniel O’Malley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not 100% sure what inspired me to read this book. I think it was the selection for a local book club I wanted to get involved with, but I think they changed their mind about this book because I haven’t seen any mention of it recently.

The main character wakes up in a park in London surrounded by bodies. She bruised and doesn’t remember who she is. She discovers that she’s a super-powered person and that she’s a member of a very old secret British organization that protects people from supernatural threats.

The Rook is definitely a page turner. I like that there’s a lot of humor in the book. It’s one that I would really like to made into a movie one day. I only have 1 issue with the book. The main character knew she would lose her memory and wrote letters to herself. The letters give the reader background on the organization and all the key players. These letters showed up way too frequently and sometimes went on way too long. Whenever the momentum started to pick up, I would be forced to read a long, boring letter.

In spite of that I highly recommend it to people who are fans of books like these.

I don’t think I’ll be posting these blurbs here anymore. Check out my Goodreads page if you want to know what I’m reading.