I am lucky enough to be able to participate in The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom by Stephen M. Giles blog tour. So for the blog tour I am going to review the book which was given by me from the publisher to review. So here it goes (I hope you enjoy it):
The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom by Stephen M. Giles (ARC)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Received from: publisher
Summary (from goodreads):
And you thought your family was strange.
Uncle Silas has always been greedy, evil, insulting, and extremely rich! But a dying uncle with a vast fortune is definitely one worth getting to know. Even if it means spending 2 months on his secluded island home with a houseful of suspicious servants and a hungry pet crocodile.
But what is Uncle Silas really up to? Will Adele, Milo, and Isabella outlive Uncle Silas to inherit his money? And just who is that mysterious "guest" in his basement? Is it worth the money (or their lives) to stick around and find out?
This story is so well written and so interesting that I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what would happen on the next page, and the page after that and eventually the book ended. The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom is about three cousins named: Adele, Milo and Isabella. Their families are each poor and have at one time asked for help (and money) from their uncle: Silas Winterbottom. He said no to everyone of them and is known to be a cruel and greedy man. So to all of their surprise, they receive and envelope from their uncle saying that he is dying and that he wants them to visit him before he does. They (or their families) each push them to go to grab the inheritance money. But when they get there-they get what they never expected.
I really enjoyed the plot line of this story. It kind of reminded me of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory where they are all competing for the inheritance. And I love Charlie and The Chocolate Factory so it was hard for me not to enjoy this book.
Will I reread it?
Maybe? But I really liked the tone and how the chapters switch from different character's points of views. This book is probably recommended for more younger audiences, but if you like adventure I would definitely pick this up.
You can pre-order this book from Amazon here (it will be released on August 1, 2010)
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and no compensation