Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Light (Morpheus Road) By: D.J. MacHale

The Light (Morpheus Road)


Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it’s clear whatever this isit’s huge.

Marshall has no idea what’s happening to him, but he’s soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who’s been missing for over a week. Together with Coop’s sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.


What would you do if your greatest creation became your worst nigthmare?

This is the setting of New York Times Bestselling author D.J. MacHale’s new trilogy, Morpheus Road. Morpheus Road takes place in a similar setting to MacHale’s previous Pendragon series but fans of MacHale’s Pendragon series shouldn’t worry this is not a poor copy of his previous series, this is instead a wholly original and sensational new series that will grip and entice readers of all ages.

That said it’s fairly obvious I rate this book as a must read. It was entertaining, exciting, and had a thrilling ending that will leave readers begging for the next installment. But what I most enjoyed was the level of writing MacHale exhibits.

He truly is a master of his trade and it is quite apparent in this novel as his writing makes everything better. His rich and detailed characters became realer, his action sequences became more intense, and his plot twists become ever more intricate.

In fact the only problem I had with the book dealt less with the book and more with a character decision MacHale made for Mashal’s father. It bothered me how Marshal’s father always spoke in text and shorthand language. Yet, while it may bother me, it was not important to the story and as such does not detract noticeably from the story at all.

After all this, I have to say this was a phenomenal book. It’s perfect for its target audience, middle school boys, as it contains countless action scenes, relatable characters, and a mystery that would entice even the most hesitant reader. Because of all of this and more I feel Morpheus Road: The Light is going to be another New York Time’s bestselling series.

If you're interested in this book here is the link to MacHale's website where you can get the book Also if you're interested in more than just the book here is the link to BookPeople, a book store in Austin, TX when MacHale will appear May 4th to sign books,


9 out of 10


Publisher: Aladdin

Published: April 20, 2010

Price: $17.99

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