The Daykeeper's Grimoire (Prophecy of Days #1)
Can one (super smart) girl
(who just wants to be discovered)
decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD?
When her safe-cracker mom and code-breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen-year-old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy. Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity’s secret fantasy of being discovered by a Hollywood a...more
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Written in first person narrative from Caity's perspective. Your typical teenager with wonderful snarkiness. Directly addressing the reader giving it an air of confiding her secrets in you. Her parents are both genius's in their respective fields, being somewhat unconventional: her Mum is a safe-cracker, while her Dad is a computer whizz but full of consp...more
I don't really read that much realistic fiction because I don't think that real life is really all that interesting. The Daykeeper's Grimoire was amazing. For starters: I just want to say how awesome the cover is. It's so pretty but contains a lot of important symbols to the book. I didn't really like the middle of the story that much but LOVED the ending. Full of a really exciting ending, and then ending in a cliffhanger. Also, I loved the characters. After reading this, I w...more
Caity's your typical teenager: kind of bratty, kind of spoiled and kind of hard to like at the beginning. Although I did like the beginn...more
This review of Prophecy of Days may just be one of the hardest reviews I've ever had to write. For me there are many different parts to what makes a book great: the prose, the plot, the characters, the research, the believability and the voice, among a few others I probably can't think of now. Unfortunately, some of those parts mean more than others, so even if a book is amazing in many parts, but fails in others it can bring the enjoyability of the book down.
I really enjoyed the slight mystery aspect in the book and how I was never quite sure who was trying help Caity and who was trying to impede her progress. Prophecy of Days really kept me on my toes as I tried to peg down who the goodies (good-guys) were versus who the actual baddies (b...more
Jak již napovídá anotace, odsuneme se trochu od fantasy a dostaneme se k příběhu odehrávající se v tomto světě a čase, kde musí Caity přijít na kloub velikému tajemství, na kterém závis...more
On thing that drove me absolutely up the wall was that she had never lied to...more
Caity Mac Fireland, the heroine of the novel, is spunky, humorous, and has a delightful narrative voice that pulls you into the story from the get-go. She's smart as a whip and takes after her parents who don't have your ordinary nine-to-five jobs. Caity is a little unusual, and how can she not be when her mother is a safe-cracker and her father breaks codes for a living? But I re...more
I grabbed this book at the library thinking it would be cute at best, and I was so blown away, I even contacted the author to tell her how great it was. The plot is meticulously researched and very believable for a fantasy (aside from the obvious magical aspects and a little bit of ridiculousness), and although I read it a year ago, I think I'll be reading it again soon as December 21 approaches.
Although I'm not a teen girl, I still feel like this book w...more
Od knihy jsem toho čekala hodně a byla na ní celá "žhavá". K mému zklamání mě kniha tolik nezaujala. Je to dobrý nápad a jak už píše autorka v předmluvě je to trochu klišé. Od začátku se to točí okolo p...more
Plot: The author starts the novel the best way I've read in a while. The narrator, Caity, is on her way to Scotland and she gives a somewhat snarky version of how she came to be on her way to Scotland. Since she doesn't want to draw it out and bore us, she keeps it short - a page or two. The main premise that Caity arrives in Scotland and discovers there is a hidden room in...more
Na hradě má také neobvyklé zvířátko. Je to opičák. A to doslova. Zanechal ho tam totiž jeden čínský návštěvník. Ten opičák umí vyrábět origami, takže dostal jméno - Pan Papírek. Výrobu origami používá ke komunika...more
Ano, i mně se při přečtení slov Mayské proroctví vybavily staré chrámy v jižní Americe. A ano, byla jsem sama překvapená, že se to odehrává ve Skotsku, které, co já vím, nemá s touhle kulturou nic společného. Mo...more
I have a rather large capacity for suspending disbelief. That said, this one stretched mine almost from the start.
We start with a teenage girl with her computer whiz dad and safecracker mom living in a castle in Scotland that her...more
As the book moved along, I became a bit more concerned and a bit less entertained. Certain things I really loved, like Mr. Papers, the capuchin monkey. He is way smarter than pretty much anyone else in the book. Also, he's just awesom...more
Caity is officially one of my all time favorite characters! She was amusing, smart, and just a tad bit creepy when it came to Alex (in a hilarious, laugh out loud way). My other favorite character is Mr. Papers. I don't usually like animals in books that much (particularly ones that pl...more