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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

Title: The Dust of 100 Dogs
Author: A.S. King
Age Group: Older Teens
# of Pages: 330
My Rating: 5/5

Emer Morrisey was an infamous female pirate who ruled the seas with her fearless and loyal crew. But life was cut short when she was cursed upon to live a hundred lives over... as a canine!

One faithful day in the year of 1972, Emer is finally reborned as a human. And with all of her memories intact since the beginning of her pirate days and doggy days!

Now as Saffron, she has only one goal. To go down to Jamaica and shovel her way to a treasure she hid three centuries before.

Remember when I mentioned in this week's In My Mailbox that I read a book that completely distracted me from my studies? Well this is it!

Never have I read a book with a protagonist like Emer/Saffron! She is a character most unique! Bright since she was young, she is someone you would never want to cross! The moment I started on the first page, I was instantly hooked! I was a little surprised though that Saffron's life was in the late 20th century instead of the 21st. I was expecting that she would die and then reborn for the second time so it would take place in the 2000. It never came but I got used to it.

In the novel, it flips back and forth from first person to third person narration. When it starts talking about Emer and her past life, it would be in third person. When it comes back to Saffron and her current situation, she takes over.

What I love about this novel is that it's so entralling in every aspect! I could not keep my hands off of it! It was the first time in so long that I finished a full book in one day! Emer's life just gripped me 100%! From her homeland of Ireland to the raging seas, you will be completely intuned with what she had to go through! I am so glad that I bought the novel but unfortunately started reading at the wrong time!

A.S. King wove a magical and swashbuckling tale in a period not commonly seen in the YA world. With a voice keen on details, this adventure will whisk you away into a foreign life of a strong female lead. There are sexual scenes and lots of violence, be warned.

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wdebo said...

I LOVED this book! I'm so glad you did too!

Wdebo :)

Diana Dang said...


Anonymous said...

Nice review! I've heard great things about this book.

Diana Dang said...

Thank you!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Great review! :) I enjoyed DO100D a lot. I only had one small problem with it. xD

A.S. King said...

Thanks for reading & reviewing D100D, Diana! I'm so so pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks for spreading the word.


The Book Resort said...

Awesome review, Diana!

Diana Dang said...

@Kate: Haha, and what was that?

@A.S.: You're welcome!

And thanks Diane!