Friday, June 12, 2009

(Review) Emily the Strange + Song!

Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
Review by: Lauren
Also for:

Emily the Strange has been all over t-shirts, comics, stickers, and more…but now she’s ready to star in her very own book! One problem though. She has amnesia and has no idea who she is and why she’s in some strange town called Blackrock. While exploring the town, she comes across the El Dungeon and its barista Raven, four wandering black cats, and an old alley out back the shop. Emily adopts all these places as her new home and family, while at the same time trying to figure out what is going on! It isn’t until she’s mistaken as Molly Merriweather that Emily finally figures out a legitimate plan on how to end this whole fiasco and suddenly she’s on her way to finding out the mystery behind herself and this strange town that is even weirder than she first thought.

The Lost Days is one crazy book, that’s for sure, but it’s also a lot of fun. Readers need to lose their belief in reality and just go for the ride with Emily and her cast of companions. Most things in this book aren’t believable but that’s simply part of its quirky charm. As the novel is Emily’s notebook, you’ll find drawings and “photos” throughout it which add to the fun of reading this book. I for one can’t wait for more Emily adventures!

My Song Pick for Book: "People are Strange" by The Doors

Why? I think it's pretty self-explanatory, yeah?


bermudaonion said...

The book sounds like a lot of fun and I think the cover is fabulous!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bermudaonion: Oh, lots of fun for sure. Definitely a good one for kids that aren't big readers, I think. And I do love the cover as well.

Kate said...

The book sounds like such a fun read :D
Thanks for a great review!

Ladybug said...

Thanks for the great review! I think this one will be added to my TBR pile :)

I have an award waiting for you here.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Kate: You're welcome, thanks for the comment. It was a fun read. I really did enjoy it.

Ladybug: Awesome, glad you enjoyed the review.

Lenore said...

I love that Doors song!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Lenore: Me too!! :)

bookworm4life said...

I just finished The Lost Days. I love Emily and also cannot wait for more of her. I put a hold on a couple of her graphic novels at the library so I could get more of her before the next book. Glad to hear you liked her as well.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Casey: Yes, I did, and that's great you love her too. I really want to check out some more of her stuff as well while I wait for the book.