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Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians | Brandon Sanderson
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is the first adventure in a fantasy series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. The fast-paced and funny series is now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things. "In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson's first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events." -VOYA
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DGRachel
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Dang it! Yesterday, I tried to listen to this and hated the first 20 minutes and switched to a different book. Today, I was all set to give it a so-so rating as it had funny parts but mostly just wasn‘t for me. But then, that ending and the not-so-subtle shade thrown at Harry Potter. I‘m laughing so hard I have to mark this a pick. I love HP, but that was seriously hysterical.

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ReadingEnvy
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I read Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians as part of my TBR Explode project. It's a middle reader title and as an adult I don't care much for hokey humor. The narrator is also constantly pausing to make asides to the reader, to point things out or to say things like "ha fooled you" which this adult reader found obnoxious. But you know, how many books have unique magic systems fighting against evil librarians?

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MelissaSue81 This is hilarious! 8mo
C.Perone 🤣🤣 8mo
Crazeedi 💜 8mo
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Craftylikefox 😂this sounds about right and I‘m sure they would love a kickback from the caffeine industry 8mo
Tanisha_A Haha. Apt 8mo
TNbookworm 😂 8mo
tammysue 👍🏻😂😂 8mo
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Redwritinghood
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I found this cute middle grade book in my Audible library. I must have bought it for my kids at one time, but I didn‘t remember listening to it before. It‘s about a boy whose special power is breaking things. It reminded me of my oldest son who we joked could break 10 things just by walking through the room. I can imagine a lot of middle grade kids can identify with the protagonist. 😂😂

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tjwill
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This was a fun middle grade audiobook. Alcatraz Smedry finds out that he is an oculator, destined to fight evil librarians because they want the sand his parents sent him for his 13th birthday. His talent of breaking things serves him well as he learns about advanced technologies, dinosaurs, and librarian control over information in our world.

Laura317 My kids loved this book. It was fun. 12mo
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hwestfall
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Just listening to an audiobook while waiting for my son's next basketball game. This book is hilarious!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Alcatraz battles Evil Librarians with his talent of breaking things. Warrior Librarians of the Pryor Public Library fight for good with their talent of awesomeness. 😀 #warriorlibrarians #pryorpubliclibrary #fightingforgood
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpm2iHpB-SM/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=i08udg...

Eyelit Amazing! 13mo
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toofondofbooks
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Soubhiville Ha! That‘s great! 13mo
JoScho Great one! 13mo
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Sharpeipup
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This series was recommended by a librarian - an evil one, perhaps?
#recommended #librarianapproved

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hwestfall
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I have hit some weird reading wall. I think I have read too many serious and intense books. I have 4 books I am half-way through but I just don't want to read any of them. I am setting them aside for a bit and hit the library to see what struck my fancy. I am going try these to see if I can get through this brick wall.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Ddzmini True true 😝🤣 2y
GripLitGrl So very true!😄😄 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I am an #EvilLibrarian because I used to make patrons get #🎟 for various events. #thisremindsmeof

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Laura317
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This sounds like fun - my next audiobook for my commute!

christineandbooks This was a great book! I read it aloud to my 10 year old and we both loved it! It should be awesome on audio...have fun! 2y
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brzanka
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Polish edition, i'm in love :)

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I've got so much #smellsliketeenspirit @Cinfhen My current read Fangirl and all these others on Kindle and Overdrive. 📚

Cinfhen A little #teenspirit is always FUN 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Cinfhen Keeps us young! 2y
Cinfhen Ha! Sometimes reading YA makes me feel REALLY old!!! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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You had me at Evil Librarians 🤓

melrailey It's very good. 2y
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DGRachel
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Audible Daily Deal - I may have to splurge. ☺️

melrailey This is a fantastic audio. 2y
DGRachel @melrailey SOLD! 😂 2y
Laura317 This might be cute to listen to on way to school. Sold! 2y
christineandbooks Great book! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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When people ask me why I belong to two libraries.... this is why. The local library, limited selection, but when they have it the wait isn't too bad. The free statewide library has a HUGE selection, but if it's a popular book you might be waiting awhile. In all fairness, I bet they'll be purchasing a few more copies of this one ASAP, but it will still be a long wait. #BookishProblems #BookishSolutions

Lindy I've just checked the status on my hold for the same title, except in audiobook: I am 3rd in line for 4 copies. Woohoo! 3y
LauraJ The freaking Los Angeles Public Library doesn't even have a copy! Bastards. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I do the same thing. I put holds in both places, and cancel the one that takes too long. 😎 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LauraJ What's wrong with them!!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha! If they are both long, I've been know to do that too, and when one finally comes in, then I cancel the other one. 3y
HardcoverHearts This is exactly why I belong to 6! 😳😂 3y
BestOfFates That's why I've held onto my Virginian libraries - Baltimore gets most things but the lines are insane! And I'm really on top of getting on the lists! 3y
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christineandbooks
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Just finished our last book if the year for the homeschool book club I lead (ages 10-12). This book was unexpectedly awesome. Labeled science fiction but with lots of traditional fantasy elements. Intriguing storyline. Fun and different style of narration. Interesting characters. Smart writing that challenges the reader. First in a series of 5 books. (Also, there is a significance to my use of the glasses stickers. 😎)

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LibrarianRyan
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I find it #impossible for evil librarians to exist. Alice too an impossible trip, and it is impossible to steal the stars from the sky. #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Great covers! 3y
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StairwayToHeaven
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The humour reminds me of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and his other books.
Love how he laughs at authors and the whole writing thing. Definite pick.

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Johanna414
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The calm before the storm... getting ready for back to back classes and testing in the library for the rest of the day. I knew I'd feel tired my first week back to work, but I wasn't prepared for my whole body feeling like it was run over by a truck. Can it be the weekend now?

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melrailey
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This made me laugh so much I had to go find it online to post here as I was reading the audiobook. I found it hilarious as it's exactly what happens to my beloved Harry Potter every summer! If you guys haven't read Brandon Sanderson, he rocks. By no means have I read all his stuff but I've loved everything I have read.

readinginthedark I've heard good things about this! 3y
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melrailey
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Finishing this one up today. Such fun! Brandon Sanderson is the best!

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Duobond
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After dealing with hectic finals and the holiday season, finally back to reading again! I got this one as a gift for Christmas. I have only heard of this book once. So, pretty interested to see what this is about.

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Seekingtardis
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My #libraryhaul is now my #readinginbed haul! My bed is my favorite place in the world to read!! #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

Mommamanzi Moon Called ❤️❤️❤️. 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Episode 069 of the Reading Envy Podcast features two guests from the Science Fiction Book Review Podcast (but we only talk a little sci-fi) http://tinyurl.com/zvhhycb

shawnmooney Can't wait to have a listen! Which reminds me, I haven't had a chance to reply to your lovely message - I will do so very soon! 3y
ReadingEnvy @shawnmooney ah great :) 3y
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LibraryLydia
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Ya know, just livin' that evil librarian life.

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scaifea
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There once was a boy named Alcatraz/ who broke stuff with talent, whereas/ his grandpa was always late/ him the librarians did surely hate/ then there was a big fight, of course, and all that jazz.

LibraryLydia Readers seem to either love or hate the constant sarcasm in this book. Which camp are you in? 3y
scaifea I didn't care for it. Too overthetop for me. I prefer not to be hit over the head constantly with winkwinks and nudgenudges when I'm reading. 3y
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LibraryLydia
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Sanderson proves that less common villains are MUCH more fun in the book that introduced me to my favorite fantasy author. (Seriously, he's amazing, and everyone should read him.)

Teenta How does he write SO MANY books? So many series at once? And they're pretty much all great. It's incredible. 3y
LibraryLydia @Teenta I've heard that part of his proficiency is that he has his students edit his books for him as part of his classes at BYU. I might or might not have thought about transferring based on this rumor. 3y
Teenta @LibraryLydia Oh that's interesting! 3y
scaifea I'm listening to this one now! 3y
LibraryLydia @scaifea The audiobook is so good! I really like the narrator. 3y
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Sarrie
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This book is the perfect story for book lovers, young and old. To be honest I don't think I have meet a Brandon Sanderson I don't love. Evil Librarians, magic glasses, and paper magic make it awesome. The talking, refined dinosaurs were icing on the cake!

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helgagrace
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Read this to Little G and it really caught his imagination. We will definitely be continuing with the series. It seems to be just the right amount of silly, and the illustrations in the new edition are great. As an Evil Librarian, I am torn.

Kenny I like that last paragraph very much. 3y
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helgagrace
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Someone had an issue with Harry Potter, I guess?

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Peddler410
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I have overlooked this book for SIX years (copy on the left). It's been sitting on the audio shelf in my middle school library. The copy on the right is a reissue I spotted at the book store and thought my daughter would enjoy it. SO GLAD I DID! I LOVED IT!

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