I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
The Peddler's Road (Secrets of the Pied Piper, 1) by Matthew Cody, October 27, 2015. Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Source: Wishlist.
It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.
Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.
No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.
Why: I readily admit that the whole reason I'm curious about The Peddler's Road is the premise of the Pied Piper and modern times. I'm really curious to see how the author will bring the Pied Piper into modern times and how everything will play out.
Plus, I was sold at thirteenth century because I'm vastly intrigued by the Middle Ages...even if the book is not actually set then. It was enough to catch my attention.
Have you read The Peddler's Road?