"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

Title: The Dust of 100 Dogs
Author: A.S. King
Published: January 2009
Pages: 320
Rating: 4/5
Summary: In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her 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: It had been a while since I wanted to read this book so when I saw it in the library I just grabbed it.

The book follows the story of Saffron Adams who was once Emer Morrisey. After years of living as a dog she has finally returned to a human life and wants to recover her buried treasure. To do this she has to wait until she's eighteen and has to go through the tough times of being a contemporary teenager.

Something that I liked about this book was how it switched time periods. The reader will get to know Saffron Adams while also discovering the life of Emer Morrisey. The life of Saffron is what you would expect with someone living in this time. Since she's considered a genius her parents rely on her more than she would like them to.

The life of Emer is as different as you can imagine. She's living in a a whole different century and as it's to be expected life is different. War is still something that is going on to gain more land and women don't have much say to anything. After losing much of what she had goes on a journey that isn't always great but that will make her the way she will become.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I've always had something for pirates and reading this book made me be more fascinated about them, especially women pirates. I must say that I really enjoy the ending, especially since how some events turned out. This is a book that I would reccommend others to read!

1 comment:

  1. Hey groovy Diana! So glad you liked the book! Stay tuned for Please Ignore Vera Dietz coming in October. Thank you for this review!