OK guys, welcome back. As always, here is the September thread and here is a link to the old thread. Link (warning, when the DNS is propagated I guess this will break.)
I am in the middle of The Mysterious Benedict Society. It has promise, although right now it is dragging a little. The start was strong though and I think it will pan out. It is targeted at the youth and has a “Harry Potter” feel to it (for me.) Don’t get me wrong, there is no magic in it (let me stress this, there is NO MAGIC) in it, it just has a similar “feel” to it.
It starts with a gifted child in an orphanage who stumbles across an advert looking for gifted children. He goes through a series of tests and ends up on a team of gifted children, recruited to help save the world.
This is where it sort of broke down for me, but I will suspend disbelief for a while longer and see where it leads - perhaps it will grow to fulfill the earlier promise.