Monday, 14 April 2014

Review: The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day

Publication Date: April 22nd 2014
~A copy was provided by Harper Collins and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~

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.


If a week ago you'd tell me I'd actually enjoy a middle grade, I would've laughed in your face. To put it nicely. I haven't read a MG since the beginning of Harry Potter and I was in middle grade, so that hardly counts.  
Maybe it was the subject and my little obsession with the legend of Arthur and Merlin, because seriously, no swearing, no romance, which only leaves you with the characters and plot for a distraction or to carry on. Which, can be a very bad thing, but thankfully The Eighth Day pulled it off amazingly well, and it wasn't even a distraction because it was simply fascinating.