Loony Blurbs: October 9

Loony Blurbs is a fortnightly theme created by  The Loony Teen Writer where we make up book blurbs from titles.

This is my first week participating, so I’m probably only going to do a couple. This sounded like so much fun that I just had to give it a try! (Not to mention it will be good for the writer in me). Click the pics to go to Goodreads and read the actual book blurb.

 

Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburn

One day, or I suppose more accurately, one night, time stopped. Every hand on every clock stopped ticking. The tides stopped moving. The Earth stopped turning. Why, you might ask? Well, that’s a very long, and very complicated story. Suffice to say that in London the world stopped moving at 23:59:59 (that’s 11:59 and 59 seconds pm for those of you on a 12 hour clock). And now it’s up to young Mary Night to catch the Midnight Thief. Before the halt becomes permanent…

 

 

The Chocolate War (Chocolate War #1) by Robert Cormier

Two households, both alike in level of cream
(In fair Chocotopia, where we lay our scene),
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil syrup makes civil hands chocolaty

In this retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet,  the royal families of Darkegue and White-ulet are locked in a bitter struggle with each other. Only when young Milkeo and Orangette fall in love and suffer a terrible fate do the two families come to an understanding: there’s enough room on the shelves of Chocotopia for everyone.

 

 

So what do you guys think? Care to give it a try yourself? Swing on over to The Loony Teen Writer and see what other titles are listed for today!

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Posted on October 9, 2014, in Loony Blurbs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. OH MY GOSH THESE ARE BOTH AMAZING!! I would so read both of them. And incorporating the beginning of Romeo and Juliet into the Chocolate War? Awesome. So glad you joined in this time around 😀

    • Haha, thanks! It was way harder than I expected to keep somewhat close to the rhyming scheme with some of the word substitutions – I tried to do a longer excerpt but couldn’t quite make it work. This was a lot of fun; great idea for a themed post! 😀

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