Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising sequence, #1) by Susan Cooper, recommended to me by MMADfan at http://mmadfan.com/
Summary (from back of book):
Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance. Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil’s power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war.
Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. As the Drews race against the forces of evil, they must piece together the text’s clues to find the grail–and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.
I had a difficult time getting into this book. It didn’t grab me at first. I was having some serious doubts about this book, so I gave it fifty pages to impress me. Did it impress me within those fifty pages? I have to say that it did.
It began to get more interesting when they… yeah… not telling. Also, the foreshadowing is what sparked my interest. That and the cliffhangers. I was quickly drawn into the book at around page 40, but not so much that I couldn’t close it if I wanted to.
There were times when it got a bit boring, and then there were times when I was like, “WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?!?!?”
Over Sea, Under Stone was a good book, but I’m not sure if I’m going to read the next book: The Dark is Rising. 3/5 stars.