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It is book release day for Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. Today, September 6, 2016 the fifth book in the series, The Dark Talent, is being released!  And, as huge fans of the series, Bookwraiths is joining other bloggers to celebrate the release of Brandon Sanderson’s new book and encourages everyone to join our Rafflecopter giveaway!

If you aren’t familiar with the series, you can check out our reviews of the other novels. (Evil LibrariansThe Scrivener’s BonesThe Knights of CrystalliaThe Shattered Lens)


the dark talentThe Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy — Middle Grades/Young Adult

Series: Alcatraz #5

Publisher: Starscape (September 6, 2016)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length:  304 pages



The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary—known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders—the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all?

“Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review


sandersonAuthor Bio
BRANDON SANDERSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Rithmatist and Steelheart, both of which were selected for the American Library Association’s Teens’ Top Ten list. He’s also written many popular and award-winning books for adults. His middle grade series, Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians, is now available in deluxe editions.


Purchase the book here!

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  1. Tim says:

    I think I would like the talent of getting lost. Then if someone starts annoying me I can just disappear.

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  2. Lynne Welch says:

    Tim you are onto something! My son loves this series and has been looking forward to this book, so he will love to read this review! He has been into fiction lately as well, he started the school year reading John Hope’s Silencing Sharks and he has loved it. A great book with a great message. That’s the kind of books I love that he reads.

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