Archive for July 21, 2015

The MeqThe Meq by Steve Cash

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What if your found out at twelve years old that you wouldn’t age any further? And that it is a hereditary condition that only a few have. And that there are others out there like you…. oh, and you have special powers (of course). Well, it might not work nowadays. No adventures can happen to that seeming twelve-year-old as you would be told you should be in school. And there are labor laws preventing your going out and finding a job. But around 1900 this might just work. And so it did in the book. The Meq was an imaginative story.

My cousin, Tammy, recommended this book to me. She thought it was great. Maybe I would have loved it too had I not just gotten out of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Which was fantastic, by the way. Maybe it was because I didn’t have a narrator and had to use my text-to-speech on my new Fire. At first, I thought it was due to the fact that I was using the female voice which sounded like the boy’s mother was trying to tell the boy’s story. So I changed it to the male voice. But that voice sounded too grown up. At twelve the voice would have sounded spunky by in the treble clef. It did work better than the female voice. So I speeded up the TTS and found it helped with getting involved in the story.

And so, once I was involved, I found myself curious as to where the tale was heading. This wasn’t the best book I’ve read, but I have to admit that I do want to read the next book to see where the next adventure leads. Which reminds me, points given for lack of cliffhanger. Points taken for not only being rather expensive but not being loanable. Boo! Still it was interesting. Hey maybe by the time I get to the point I can afford the next book, there will be an Audible version to help me out.

There does seem to be quite a variety of ratings for this book. So maybe you will like it like my cousin did. Try it!

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