Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cabinets are Overrated. Cupboards are WAY better.

Ok, I realize that some of you might be saying that cabinets and cupboards are practically the same thing. Key word: practically. Cupboards are small cabinets.
Which brings you to a question. Why in the world is Annabeth ranting about cupboards and cabinets? The answer to that amazing question. Is...
100 Cupboards!!

The Goodreads Summary:
"Twelve-year-old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head. It's an unfamiliar house—Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle, and three cousins—so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall, and one of them is slowly turning...

Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers doors—ninety-nine cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room—with a man strolling back and forth! Henry and his cousin Henrietta soon understand that these are not just cupboards. They are, in fact, portals to other worlds."

N.D. Wilson has created my favorite advanced mystery childhood book of all time. I remember my family saying that I had to read it, and then getting it without me asking for it. It was sitting on my bookshelf, helpfully collecting dust. One day I decided, "What the heck. I'll read it."

I can't say that I was completely disappointed or completely satisfied. That's why Mr.Wilson got *** Three Stars. This book started out really slowly. You get through a quarter of the book or so, and nothing really happens. It was like the soccer game between U.S.A. and Germany in the World Cup 2014. Nothing. Happened. Now, once you get to the end, and Henry actually does something, oh my gosh. Wilson promised a mysterious action filled part, and by gosh, he delivered it. If you get past the boring life and get to the creepy awesomesaucey part, then you are in for a great book.


  1. Sounds like a good mystery to keep one spooked for the upcoming Halloween season. I had not heard of this so thanks for featuring.

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  3. My son really enjoyed this series! He's on Dandelion Fire. I guess I'll have to check it out too!

    1. That's awesome! I've been wanting to read Dandelion Fire but I never got around to it. Thanks for reminding me!