Friday, June 15, 2012

The White Oak by Kim White

My rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:In The White Oak, the first book in the Imperfect Darkness series, Cora Alexander falls through a sinkhole and enters the underworld still alive. Her living presence threatens the tyrannical rule of Minos and the infernal judges who have hijacked the afterlife and rebuilt it, trapping human souls in a mechanical, computer-controlled city that lies at the core of the earth. To survive, Cora must rely on her untrustworthy guide, Minotaur, an artificial intelligence built by Minos. She is helped by a mysterious voice, and by Sybil, underworld librarian and author of each person’s book of life. Sybil’s collection holds the key to humankind’s intertwined life stories. When Cora’s own book is destroyed, Sybil gives her a magical golden pen and sends her to the underworld city to write her own destiny. Along the way, Cora finds the ghost of her dead brother, Lucas, a genius programmer who alone is capable of finding the chink in Minos's armor. But will he be able to get Cora out alive, or will they both succumb to the seemingly inescapable underworld trap?

My review:
This story tells a tale of a girl who has a connection with living things in a non living world. This book was so different (in a good way) than most books coming out today. The whole idea of the plot and where the book takes place is so unique and will keep you wondering what happens next. And it definitely leaves you on a cliff hanger! If you read the synopsis above you see that it talks of a mysterious voice although you learn the name of the voice you don't actually get to meet him in the first book. So I'm definitely looking forward to learning about this mystery man.

I highly recommend this book to someone looking for something totally different than anything they've read before. This book takes the idea of tales from mythology throws in some technology and a whole lot of adventure!

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