Series: Magic Ex Libris #1
This book definitely breaks the fourth wall. Smudge, Isaac’s pet fire-spider, originates in another book by Hines from which he is pulled into the “real world” using libriomancy. Overall I’d say the book was entertaining although I didn’t find the story absorbing. The book gets an extra half star for Isaac being a proper sci-fi geek and putting it to good use:
I’m planning on picking up the next one in this series, and I’ll probably be trying out some more Jim Hines as well (the Goblin books have been mentioned).
I’m hoping I can count this one as “Read on vacation” for the Summer Book Bingo because I did start it on a vacation day and I read it over a holiday weekend. Does that count? I never seem to get much reading done while I’m away… Otherwise there is a fair amount of driving that happens, so it’s sort of like a road trip. No? Then maybe I’ll leave it as uncategorized…