May 23, 2011

The Accidental Hero

I bought this book after receiving a email from author, Matt Myklusch, and after reading the Goodreads summary it looked really good!
Summary: All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby’s Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost, an orphanage that sinks further into the swampland of New Jersey with each passing year. His aptitude tests predict that he will spend a long, unhappy career as a toilet brush cleaner. His only chance at escape comes through the comic books donated years ago to the orphanage that he secretly reads in the dark corners of the library. Everything changes one icy gray morning when Jack receives two visitors that alter his life forever. The first is a deadly robot straight out of one of his comic books that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate - including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability--one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation and the world beyond, or the biggest threat they've ever faced.
This book was amazing... the characters were all had lots of depth, each of them was perfectly depicted. The plot was excellent and you never knew what was going to happen next, just the way I like a book! I think that this book was one of the few books that truly made you care a lot about the hero, something many authors can't pull off. I thought that the description of every moment was it's own small masterpiece. I can't believe that this was Matt Myklusch's first book. I will definitely be reading anything else he writes. This book book was perfect or the closest any book can be to perfect. Possibly the best sci-fi book I've ever read.
p.s.: I will be doing a interview with Matt Myklusch, soon!


  1. I loved this book. I can't wait for The Secret War to come out in August. We'll have to compare reviews.

  2. Thanks Melina, I loved it too! Secret War should be epic!

  3. You need to join the rest of us bloggers on Twitter.

  4. I really want to, but my parents say "it's stupid, you should never do facebook or twitter" I sorta agree with them on the facebook part, but twitter seems sorta cool.


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