The Cabinet of Earths

The Cabinet of Earths

Anne Nesbet / May 26, 2020
The Cabinet of Earths The Cabinet of Earths Anne Nesbet s debut novel for tweens blends fantasy science and horror into an irresistible story in the vein of the classic His Dark Materials series Twelve year old Maya is
  • Title: The Cabinet of Earths
  • Author: Anne Nesbet
  • ISBN: 9780061963131
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cabinet of Earths, Anne Nesbet s debut novel for tweens, blends fantasy, science, and horror into an irresistible story in the vein of the classic His Dark Materials series Twelve year old Maya is miserable when she has to move from California to Paris Not speaking French at a school full of snobby French girls is bad enough, but Maya believes there is something siniThe Cabinet of Earths, Anne Nesbet s debut novel for tweens, blends fantasy, science, and horror into an irresistible story in the vein of the classic His Dark Materials series Twelve year old Maya is miserable when she has to move from California to Paris Not speaking French at a school full of snobby French girls is bad enough, but Maya believes there is something sinister going on in her new city A purple eyed man follows Maya and her younger brother, James Statues seem to have Maya s face And an eerie cabinet filled with mysterious colored bottles calls to her When James becomes the target of dark forces, Maya decides she must answer the call of the Cabinet of Earths, despite the danger.
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    1. I really wanted to like this book, and it has some cool stuff in a family cursed to betray each other, a cabinet that stores the mortality of chosen people, rendering them immortal, and a keep of great secrets who has rebelled For those virtues, and to reward a first time author generally, three stars.But I can t give it than that, because the book is kind of boring and really slow First of all, stuff happening is not a plot A plot is a character who has a problem, and takes action to solve tha [...]


    2. I really dislike the current cartoonish bookcover It makes The Cabinet of Earths look like fluffy juvenile market stuff, which it s not I say this because Nesbet s story is nuanced, with subtle tensions and issues It isn t a variation of Goose Bumps, or even an adventure like the Percy Jackson series This is a sorta creepy Steampunk ish mystery book for people who like well written stories POSSIBLY SOME SPOILERS Backstory begins the book We are introduced to the Cabinet itself and the Lavirottes [...]


    3. What a fun, interesting twist on the idea of immortality and the marriage between magic and science Maya is the bookish, normal daughter in the Davidson family her mother is recovering from cancer, her father is a scientist and her younger brother, James, is one of those naturally charming, gregarious kids everyone loves The family moves to Paris for a year while her father works with the Society of Philosophical Chemistry, and she s thrown into a school where she must speak French and is an out [...]


    4. You know how occasionally it happens that you re only into the second or third sentence of a novel by a new author and you know, immediately, that you re in the hands of an assured, distinctive voice Sorry about the mixed metaphor Well, that s what happened to me with A Cabinet of Earths Maya s father lands a job in Paris and the whole family go to live there for a year Paris itself is a character in the novel it s portrayed beautifully through both detail and impressionistically Throughout, the [...]


    5. I was thoroughly enchanted by the story of Maya Davidson and her family When the story opens, the Davidsons have just moved to Paris, to take advantage of a fellowship Maya s dad has been offered by the intriguingly mysterious Society of Philosophical Chemistry But as the story unfolds, we learn something deeper seems to have summoned the Davidson family there, including complicated ancestral ties, a tangled history of bad luck and betrayals, and a beautiful, magical cabinet This story has plent [...]


    6. I love fantasies and I read so many of them that it s always surprising and exciting to find a really original vision like this one For one thing the magic is French and it s set in Paris, which is a refreshing change from the English magic trope For another, the earths themselves and how they work represent such a interesting reworking of a classic theme Then there are the themes of the delicious anbar and the colorless cousins AND the book is beautifully, whimsically, even deliciously written [...]


    7. The Cabinet Of Earths, Anne Nesbet s debut middle grade novel examines larger ideas What would you sacrifice to live forever What would you give for your sick mom to get better These are the questions Maya Davidson, 12 year old protagonist of The Cabinet Of Earths grapples with.Read the rest of my review here


    8. From the initial premise I was intrigued by The Cabinet of Earths It felt freshly different than a lot of the other children s and young adult lit coming out these days The premise is fun and interesting Maya is a 13 year old girl who moves with her family to Paris when her father is asked to take a new job She feels isolated, awkward and nervous Her mother has cancer and although she tries to put on a good face, Maya is very worried about her mother Maya s younger brother James is magnetically [...]


    9. Originally posted at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet is one of those books that begs to be read Just look at the cover It is one of those fantasies that surprises in how grounded in reality it is There are no journeys to other magical places to fight evil There is plenty of evil to fight right here.This book is mostly a book about fear Fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of letting go of the comfortable It s themes are perfect for a middle grade novel a [...]


    10. Maya and her family, including five year old brother James, move to Paris Her mother has cancer and has always wanted to go, so when her father gets a fellowship from the Society of Philosophical Chemistry to study there, Maya can hardly complain Shortly upon arrival, strange things start to occur odd relatives show up, Maya s face appears on a statue, a packet of pictures appears Maya and James spend a lot of time with their colorless cousin Louise, who is helping with their French, and the ver [...]


    11. Maya is a regular girl who got thrown inside a complex relationship between magic and science I mean it when I wrote thrown because that s what I saw She had to figure things out for herself while dealing with family issues as well.So the story starts with Maya and her family moving into their new apartment in Paris from their old life in the US She immediately started noticing odd things that no one else seemed to see Soon she discovers an underground society that preys on children because of t [...]


    12. My Thoughts I thought this one had a fun and kind of unique, quirky plot It was a bit aggravating to begin with I kind of despise the whole discover strange things a tiny, confusing piece at a time plot Anyway, it felt different than many of the middle grade fantasies I ve read That being said, I was not very intrigued and found it hard to keep reading No particular reason I can pinpoint, just wasn t that thrilled Guess there s no reason for me to pick up the sequels.Full review at One Librarian [...]


    13. Enchanting I really liked this book Don t let the cover fool you, it s fun for adults to read too I was very impressed with the author Looking forward to reading the next book in the series


    14. Often when I read stories that are realistic with a touch of fantasy in them, the form of magic used is overly described It s as if the author doesn t understand the magic themselves and therefore makes the description so complicated that maybe the reader will just assume it s wonderful and amazing It s the same thing that happens in poorly written young adult dystopian series if the government and society described is confusing, maybe the reader will spend all their time trying to figure that o [...]


    15. 4.5 Stars I randomly bought this book in a thrift store a few months back and I felt like doing a bit of light reading this afternoon, so I finally picked up and gave it a try I thought I d read 2 3 chapters, perhaps 4 if it was really good I devoured it.The intrigue is based on a very interesting concept, the concept of alchemy the fusion of magic and science , with an interesting intake on immortality It s cleverly written and woven together, although I felt by the middle of the book the heroi [...]


    16. I tried multiple times to read this book, the first time over three years ago, and although I ve just made it farther than ever before about 1 4 , it s just not for me The writing style tries too hard to be whimsical, and just ends up messy The characters and the Paris setting also smack of trying too hard , though they do have good bones for a middle grade fantasy story This book will be much beloved by certain readers, but unfortunately it did not work for me.


    17. This was a lovely little afternoon read It was fascinating and easy, though the manner in which it was written was both annoying and great Definitely interested in finding book 2



    18. I haven t read anything for than two weeks Then I suddenly noticed this book that I have had for many months The Cabinet of Earths And I wanted to read it right away So glad I did I was drawn to this book because of the cover I really do love the cover It so pretty And I adore middle grade books I really do They are just so magical and perfect And this book is a very good middle grade book Giving it four stars since I had a few issues, but mostly The Cabinet of Earths is perfect And so amazing [...]


    19. Actual Rating 3.5 5 StarsTHREE ish WORDS Indefinably, yet Undeniably CompellingMY REVIEW Anne Nesbet s The Cabinet of Earths shines with its an unusual, yet captivating premise, endearing heroine and enchanting writing.Maya Davidson s family has just moved from California to Paris, France a move that Maya is anything but happy about But unlike Maya, her family is excited about the move her father has been given a fellowship at The Society of Philosophical Chemistry, her five year old brother Jam [...]


    20. I won an autographed copy of The Cabinet of the Earths from the authors website during the May 2012 YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes event hosted by The Apocalypsies at apocalypsies This book sounded soooo interesting when I first heard about it in the January 2012 YAmazing Race, so I was very happy to win a copy I was even happier when it lived up to my expectations of being a really great book yay Also, the cover is truly amazing and one of the first things that drew me to this book, so I [...]


    21. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a book is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate it three fifths worth [...]


    22. I got an advanced copy of this book to review through the Vine program This sounded like a fun and magical middle grade read There were some neat concepts in this story but it takes a long time for the story to get moving By the time things are really starting to get interesting the book is over I had an absolutely awful time with this book keeping my attention I am not sure why but my attention just kept wandering off.Maya just wants her mother to recover from cancer and be well again When Maya [...]


    23. Okay I have now re read this It holds up pretty well It is like a 3.5 It is maybe not the most original thing thematically Immortality Immorality being fairly well covered ground , but it is still imaginative and entertaining Maya is a kickass big sister, and Valko is an awesome sidekick Cousin Louise, oh my god, Cousin Louise I like her every time I re read this Maya s parents are somewhat oblivious, as parents in these sorts of stories often are, but Cousin Louise and to a lesser extent Cous [...]


    24. The entire time I was reading this I thought I was missing something A previous book, a secret chapter, or something that had tons of missing information Nothing here made any sense It felt like I was reading one of those flip books Stuff is happening, but it seems like it jumps and skips and hasn t been smoothed out.It took a hundred and fifty pages for us to get to what the cabinet is, and by then it wasn t worth the explanation The prologue doesn t seem to fit at all, and the mixture of scien [...]


    25. Set in Paris, France a young thirteen year old girl and her family move at the bequest of a strange Society of Philosophical Chemistry After arriving in France this young girl, Maya, begins to notice how oddly a man seems to look at her and James, her brother.It was the strangest thing There was something about that elegant young man, about the graceful way he sliced through all this soft Parisian air that made a person want to run along him for a while, just to see where he might be going There [...]


    26. The Cabinet of Earths is a beautiful thing A startling combination of glass, wood and metal of sculpture, design and light that flows and buzzes with energy In the beginning in the 1890 s it seemed like a good plan to bring magic and science together The unity of the Lavirotte and Fourcroy families seemed to be a strong one They discovered away to capture the sands of time and store the essence of life away Granules of earth in a bottle, one for each person who would become immortal and live as [...]


    27. More reviews and no fluff on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress As many reviewers have noted, I also had a hard time getting through the first half of the book I think it has to do with the character, Maia, being very standoffish and suspicious about everything around her In distancing her from everyone, she ends up being distanced from us, the reader, as well And so it became a very passive story until it picked up in the second half of the book Really, the only thing that happened in the first ha [...]


    28. This review also posted on Mind Ventures Well that was several hours of my life that I will never get back The things I love about kid s books are that authors generally draw readers in quickly and continue to hold their interest by sticking to the plot and not giving excessive amounts of irrelevent details descriptions Anne Nesbet definitely missed the mark when she wrote this.With only 258 pages, the story could be a quick read, but it was difficult to keep my attention, so it took me a while [...]


    29. The last time I read a children s book was circa January 2008, my freshman year of college Over that bitter winter break, I read and fell in love with Frances Hodgson Burnett s The Secret Garden After that, I was up to my ears in Modernist literature and 19th century Russian philosophy, with nary a moment to spare for anything unrelated.As I was about to graduate, I discovered that a professor in my favorite department Slavic Studies was about to release a children s book of her own in January 2 [...]


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