The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday

December 11, 2011

Written by: Garth Nix
Reviewed by: K. Williams
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You, Arthur Penhaligon, are the new kid in school with no friends and no real hope of making any. Because you are asthmatic you can’t hang out with the jocks. You can’t hang out around the nerds either because you aren’t the smartest kid in school. And this is just the beginning. Soon a mysterious man shows up and gives you what looks like the minute hand on a clock. Thinking you were going to die of an asthma attack, he thought he would just take it back later that day. Little did he know that if you had the minute hand in your possession, you would be cured of this sudden
asthma attack. Since you didn’t die, he sent half dog half human creatures after you. These creatures were not only affecting you, but also the people around you, bringing a plague with them that made others fall asleep. They were impossible to wake up. Escaping quarantine, you decide to take refuge in an odd house that only you seem to be able to see. There, you see many odd things from a different realm. One of these was a morphable piece of a great Will that ruled over the entire House, which you later find out is a rather huge complex. Or it was supposed to rule over the House. Seven people, called trustees, ruled over one day each in the mortal world. They did not follow the rules stated in the Will. Later, you find out the “clock hand” you received is really one half of a key to rule over Monday in the mortal world. This gives you a chance to take out one of the trustees, Mister Monday, and gain his power. If you gain his power, you will be able to stop the plague in your world. Will Arthur defeat Mister Monday? Will he be able to cure the plague Find out in the book.

The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday is a great book that keeps you turning the pages for hours. Jam packed with action and adventure, this book has weird twists and turns everywhere leaving you saying, “I didn’t expect that!” With some serious parts and funny parts, magical parts and realistic parts, emotional parts and dramatic parts this book has an amazing variety, keeping you interested the entire way through. With great narration that makes you want to help the characters in bad moments and rejoice for them in good moments, Garth Nix does an amazing job of helping you visualize the scenarios. Sometimes, you even feel like you’re in the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action, adventure, plot twists, magic, weird characters, and a crazy story. I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed it the whole way through.

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