The Eighth Day

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One day, Jax wakes up and no one else is around. He panics and holes up in the house for the day. The next day everything is back to normal, but the next week the same thing happens. This time, Jax learns that he is a member of a special group called Transitioners, who have access to the Eighth Day, as well as the normal seven days of the week. Most other people aren’t aware of the Eighth Day, but there are some people, called the Kin, who live only on the Eighth Day. The Kin were imprisoned there by Merlin and King Arthur, and some of them want to get out. Jax must protect the Kin girl next door, or the entire world will suffer the consequences.

The characters are rather strange; they act differently toward each other at different parts of the book, but not as a normal course of character development. There were several things that weren’t tied up; maybe this will be a series. It was an interesting premise, but I feel that there wasn’t much action in the book, especially considering its length. I like the twist on the tale of King Arthur and Merlin, and the lesson on the dangers of randomly signing up for email sites.

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Author Dianne K. Salerni
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 4/22/2014
ISBN 9780062272157
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Issue May 2014
Category Tweens


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