Friday, March 27, 2009

The Dust of 100 Dogs - A.S. King


Summary:

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.

Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

Review:

[Be prepared for fangirly-ness. You were warned.]

Where can I even BEGIN about this book besides this: Go. Get. It. Now. I didn't really know what to expect about The Dust of 100 Dogs. I knew that Emer was a pirate. I knew that she was cursed to live one hundred lives as a dog. I knew that bloggers were going CRAZY about this book.

And I will now be one of those crazy bloggers going crazy over The Dust of 100 Dogs. It was just... amazing. (Yes, that sounded really fangirl-y, but I can't help myself!)

I couldn't figure out this book until pretty much the last page. It made me mad while I was reading it (those who follow me on Twitter know this already, haha), but that just means A.S. King did a wonderful job writing it. The way the flashbacks of Saffron's life as Emer, the Dog Facts, and her life as Saffron were mixed in all together was just amazing. I don't know how she kept all those storylines seperated. Yes, they are all the same story, but they are different stories, too, in their own way.

And the ending, oh goodness, the ending! It was really good! It's something that you will not expect coming until it's there. So, basically, you should get this book. The publishers were even really nice and it came straight out to paperback! Mhm, so go to amazon or your local bookstore pronto!



hope.

15 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I wasn't sure about this when I first heard of it but all the amazing reviews it's received has made me want it now!

Reverie said...

It was AMAZING!!!! I agree with you. one of my fave books for 2009. looove AS King!!!!!! and am looking forward to anything else she will have out in the future.

Melissa Walker said...

Why am I dilly-dallying when I've wanted to read this book forever? Your review just moved it to the top of the pile.

Jo said...

This sounds like an amazing book! I think I'll be checking it out!

Emily said...

I WANT THIS SO MUCH! Its absolutely killing me.

Silvia said...

I have to read it. Soon, it will be soon!

Jessica Kennedy said...

This has been on my list to get for a while now. I know I would enjoy this book. Maybe I'll read it next. :) Great review!

Erika Lynn said...

Everyone is raving about this and I really need to read it. great review!

Storyheart said...

It sounds like and amazing and intriguing book. If it keeps you guessing until the last page what more could you ask for?

Thank you for the great review as normal

L.Fitz said...

This is gonna go missing off your bookshelf SOON!!

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

Great review, Hope! And you've won an award: http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-3-your-blog.html.

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KD said...

sounds amazing Hope-fangirl :D lol but it really does so now I am going to go and buy it at my next trip to the bookstore! great review.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Great review - I'm reading it right now!

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