Vodník Kindle Edition
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WINNER--AML Award for Best Young Adult Novel
"An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the landof his birth. A compelling fantasy adventure. . . . A shy boy blossomsin this surprisingly witty debut." --Kirkus Reviews
"Vodník is compelling, interesting, and darkly humorous. I think you'll love it." --Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times best-selling author
"This supernatural novel sets itself apart from the bulk of the genre that is so preoccupied with fangs, shape-shifters, and love triangles. . . . Moore's first published book is crammed with action and humor, and likely to hook many reluctant readers." --VOYA
"Well-written, unique, and clever. It's a breath of fresh air in a very popular genre, and I can't wait to see what Moore gives us next." --Dan Wells, author of Partials
"Recommend this equally to those interested in Eastern European culture and those who will appreciate a good jab at vampires' literary ubiquity." --Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books
From the Inside Flap
When Tomas was six, someone--something--tried to drown him. And burn him to acrisp. Tomas survived, but whatever was trying to kill him freaked out hisparents enough to convince them to move from Slovakia to the United States.
Now sixteen-year-old Tomas and his family are back in Slovakia, and thatsomething still lurks somewhere. Nearby. Ready to drown him again and imprisonhis soul in a teacup.
Then there's the fire víla, the water ghost, the pitchfork-happy city folk, andDeath herself who are all after him.
All this sounds a bit comical, unless the one haunted by water ghosts and firevílas or doing time in a cramped, internet-deprived teacup is you.
If Tomas wants to survive, he'll have to embrace the meaning behind the Slovakproverb, So smrťou ešte nik zmluvu neurobil. With Death, nobody makes apact.
- File Size : 3804 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 368 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B007HCVWPQ
- Publication Date : March 4, 2012
- Publisher : Lee & Low Books / Tu Books (March 4, 2012)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,271,815 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Vodnik was a well-told (and seemingly well-researched) story of a young teen who finds himself embroiled in a centuries-old magical plot. He uses his talents and wits, combined with those of his cousin (whom he just recently met) to battle the dark forces he meets.
I really enjoyed wondering which of these magical creatures was "good" (if any).
I really enjoyed the heroic actions of the boy.
I really enjoyed the discussion of cultural and racial prejudices.
Just a well-done book. I don't know if the author can top it but I would certainly look forward to a sequel!
The magic system wasn't very well thought out and the story of Tomas was just not easy to relate to. Nothing really resonated which is ok not every book needs to be life changing but they do need to be entertaining...
This is really a high four, just so you know. I want to give it a five, but there were a couple scenes which held me back from straight-on-Love. That said, it's the most fun / best debut novel I have read in at least five years. I'm a high school teacher, and I read it over the course of a school days (if that shows you how quick it sucks one in and moves forward). And at only two dollars? Well shucks, cuz! Ain't no good reason to not get it.