Quick Take: The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis

I decided to listen to The Map to Everywhere because Gwenda Bond spoke highly of the series.  So I downloaded it using Libby and listened to it on the commute, dog walks, etc.

I found it to be an interesting start to a middle grade fantasy series. I love the hook for Fin, no one can remember who he is for more than a few minutes. He uses this to become a master thief but it keeps him from making human connections with anyone.

Starts a little slow but picks up by the end. It is middle grade so has a simplicity necessary for younger readers. I listened to it on audio so not sure if that impacted the way I engaged with it. I liked it but didn’t love it.

Maybe should have my kids read/listen and get their take …

 

The Map to Everywhere Book Cover The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis,
Juvenile Fiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
November 4, 2014
448

Wherever you need to go--the Map to Everywhere can take you there. To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it's her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway that connects every world in creation. With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must scour the many worlds of the Pirate Stream to gather the pieces of the Map to Everywhere--but they aren't the only ones looking. A sinister figure is hot on their tail, and if they can't beat his ghostly ship to find the Map, it could mean the destruction of everything they hold dear! In New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis's first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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