Waiting on Wednesday 04/20/22
Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (September 20, 2022 by Starscape)
Something a little different today, but I make it no secret that I’m a huge Brandon Sanderson fan and that I would read anything he writes. That includes his Middle Grade series, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, which is actually AWESOME and HILARIOUS and I highly recommend anyone give it a try, whether you’re a kid or an adult. In true Sanderson fashion, we’d left off on quite a doozy of a cliffhanger the last time we were with Alcatraz and Co., so I’ve actually been waiting on this one for years to find out what happens next.
As a Knight of Crystallia, I, Bastille, swore to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. (And believe me, screwups like them constantly need protecting.) But when Alcatraz Smedry got strapped to an altar of outdated encyclopedias to be sacrificed to the dark gods, I arrived too late―and instead his father took his place.
Now Alcatraz is a blubbering mess, so it’s up to me lead the charge against his father’s killer: Biblioden, founder of the Evil Librarians―I was sure he died centuries ago!―who’s back to complete his goal of world domination. Now he’s going to use the dark powers he gained from that sacrifice against everyone not under Evil Librarian control. Being burned up from the inside is not how I plan to die, so I’d better figure out some way to stop him or we’re toast!
I know Alcatraz is wrong when he swears he’s no hero. But when a hero falls short, that’s the time for everyone else to step up and do what needs to be done.”