This is one of my favorite books! It's creepy and exciting with a protagonist you can't help but get behind. Alice's father goes missing and finds herself in the care of an older guardian. She discovers an amazing labyrinthine library on his property. While exploring it's strange and moving stacks she finds that she can read herself into books! The adventure that ensues will have you gripping your seat and turning pages as fast as you can. Luckily there are two more in the series out already and you are going to want all three!— From Patti H.
It seems Uncle Geryon is more than he says he is. But then, so is Alice.
When Alice's father disappears in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon--an uncle she's never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And, even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it's hard to resist. Especially if you're a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within.