Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dust of 100 Dogs

Ahoy me hearties! Wanna read a tale from the salty sea? Go and grab yourself a copy of Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King. Okay, I'm going to stop the pirate talk coze I sound lame but I finished reading this book today and it was Fantastic!

It's about a lengndary teen pirate called Emer Morrisey who lived the the seventeeth century, who wants to settle down into a queit life with her one true love when she is killed and cursed with the dust of 100 dogs, dooming her to live 100 lives as a dog before returning to a human body with all her memories. Now she is a contemporary American teenager called Saffron Adams whos parents think thinks she is a genius but truthfully it's just because she has been around for 300 years. Saffron doesn't want to go to medical school or become the lifeline of her hopeless parents instead she wants a shovel and a ride to Jamaica where Emer buried all her booty ;P

This book was really different. It was like a pirate tale with a twist. First of all it was a girl ( not many girl pirtes aye?), secondly it told the story from alot of different perspectives not just Saffrons and Emer's ( it even included stories and tips from life as a dog which was pretty funny) but what I found most interesting was her journey into becoming the most feared lengend of the sea. The start was abit boring(which was why I put it down for like 4 months before picking it up again) and the ending was confusing in parts but it was definitley worth reading. Very, very different which made it memorable (there aren't like any pirate tales but there are alot of vampire tales so yer different is good). So yer I took a some points off for the beginning and the ending but it was still really really good so rating - 3.5/5

Badass Bookie xx

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