Greetings! Welcome to Day 1 of a really cool blog tour, courtesy of Virtual Author Book Tours. For the full schedule, swing by The Official Promo Post, but first, check out my review -- and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a totally fun guest post (with pictures!) and a giveaway.
Quiet Owl Books, 2012
Looking at the cover, you may think The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is a very different sort of book. You'd be right. But that's not to say that different-ness is a bad thing. I'd go so far as to say it's a good thing, in fact.
Tilda Pinkerton is a happy and beloved mystery to the people of Moodle. She crash landed on their planet of Ooleeoo one night, with a strangely bent antenna-like thing on her head, the magical ability to create hats that make people shine bright, and absolutely no memory. She knows things however, just can't explain why or how she knows them. But this knowing, combined with her strange hat-making gift, and comrades Frank the goldfish and Gladys the toad-cat, seem to be just the thing to help the good people on Ooleeoo combat the strange, unnamed danger that threatens their peaceful existence. While this on-the-ground confusion is growing and expanding, there's an intergalatic war taking place in the skies above -- fought by the forces that Tilda is unknowingly a part of. And boy, do things get intense before everything gets sorted.
The characters are colorful and quirky, the writing style easy and fun. And, word geek that I am, I absolutely loved that the story is also a bit of a dictionary: for "big" or "new" words, there are footnoted definitions. Also, most characters have surnames that reflect their personalities. The vocabulary is amazing, and you learn without consciously learning (the best kind). I was sucked into the story, trying to work out the tangles on my own -- piecing together clues, and trying to figure out the bad guys versus the good guys before all was revealed. There's adventure, suspense, a little romance, and a dash of space-y goodness; I look forward to future adventures of Tilda.
Book provided by author for review.
Oh wow, thank you so much for reading, sharing and loving Tilda! I appreciate that you are a word geek. Tilda's vocabulary was very fun to discover. I did not know most of those words so it was a learning experience for me too and now I say quisquilious all the time!ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved Tilda!ReplyDelete
I'll have to check this out!ReplyDelete
So can't wait to read this book! A huge fan of Angela and all her work.ReplyDelete