The Daykeeper s Grimoire Can one super smart girl who just wants to be discovered decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD When her safe cracker mom and code breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle

  • Title: The Daykeeper's Grimoire
  • Author: Christy Raedeke
  • ISBN: 9780738715766
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can one super smart girl who just wants to be discovered decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD When her safe cracker mom and code breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen year old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity s secret fantasy of being discovered by a HollywoodCan one super smart girl who just wants to be discovered decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD When her safe cracker mom and code breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen year old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity s secret fantasy of being discovered by a Hollywood agent, talent scout, or even just a pageant coach seems unlikely than ever.But when Caity stumbles across a hidden room in the castle, its walls covered in strange symbols, her life takes a bizarre turn She finds herself center stage in an international conspiracy involving warring secret societies, assassins, the suppressed revelations of the Mayan Calendar and the year 2012, plus the fate of humanity.With the help of her friend Justine back home, and Alex, a gorgeous and mysterious Scottish boy, Caity must race to decipher the code and reveal its message to the world before time runs out.

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    1. Christy Raedeke

      Christy Raedeke is a writer and travel addict She has trekked in the Himalayas, spent Halloween in a 16th century Scottish castle, dived into bottomless cenotes in the Yucatan jungle, studied feng shui in Kuala Lumpur, been dropped by floatplane into the wilds of British Columbia, stood atop the Jungfrau in Switzerland, floated down the River Ganges, explored Zeus s cave on Crete, climbed Mayan pyramids in Chiapas, explored the catacombs under Paris and Rome, melted her shoes on the lava fields of the Mauna Loa volcano, and body surfed in the Libyan sea Raedeke is the recipient of the Holmes Fellowship for Young Reader s Literature awarded by Oregon Literary Arts She lives in Oregon with her husband and two young children.

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    1. Teď si říkám, proč mi kniha trčela doma tak dlouho? Proč jsem si jí už před tím týdnem nebo dvěma nepřečetla? To jsou hold ty předsudky. Když jsem viděla knížečku pouze na internetu, tak jsem byla nadšená. Pak mi dorazila domů a mě se do ní už vůbec nechtělo. No a právě teď jsem ji dočetla a jsem maximálně nadšená. Sice nejde brát všechno, co se v knize povídá vážně, protože to je přeci jen pouhá kniha a místy je příběh hodně přitažen za vlas [...]

    2. Why I read this: I really wanted to read this one because the premise sounded intriguing and it's also another debut novel.Plot: The author starts the novel the best way I've read in a while. The narrator, Caity, is on her way to Scotland and she gives a somewhat snarky version of how she came to be on her way to Scotland. Since she doesn't want to draw it out and bore us, she keeps it short - a page or two. The main premise that Caity arrives in Scotland and discovers there is a hidden room in [...]

    3. Šestnáctiletá Caity odhalí skryté tajemství týkající se nejen mayského kalendáře, ale také roku 2012. Roku, který je podle vše zkázou lidstva. Jenže co kdyby se právě tato nic netušící holka dostala do běhu dějin a byla ona zrovna tou jedinou, kdo by mohl tuto „zkázu“ zničit? Právě teď začne Zápas o osud lidstva. Jak již napovídá anotace, odsuneme se trochu od fantasy a dostaneme se k příběhu odehrávající se v tomto světě a čase, kde musí Caity př [...]

    4. OMG this book was phenomenal prepare for gushing [ ; ) ] What could be more totally awesome than a monkey that does origami. I want one [ : D ]Written in first person narrative from Caity's perspective. Your typical teenager with wonderful snarkiness. Directly addressing the reader giving it an air of confiding her secrets in you. Her parents are both genius's in their respective fields, being somewhat unconventional: her Mum is a safe-cracker, while her Dad is a computer whizz but full of consp [...]

    5. I really loved the opening of this book. The characters and the inheritance plot were just ridiculous enough to be hilarious and somewhat believable. Caity seems intelligent enough, despite her constant worry about her frizzy curls (with which I totally sympathize).As the book moved along, I became a bit more concerned and a bit less entertained. Certain things I really loved, like Mr. Papers, the capuchin monkey. He is way smarter than pretty much anyone else in the book. Also, he's just awesom [...]

    6. I’d like to start my review off by saying that Prophecy of Days was an amazingly written book. I am just blown away by how much research must have gone into the writing of this book and by how well the book flowed.I really enjoyed the slight mystery aspect in the book and how I was never quite sure who was trying help Caity and who was trying to impede her progress. Prophecy of Days really kept me on my toes as I tried to peg down who the goodies (good-guys) were versus who the actual baddies [...]

    7. This books is smoothly written, and I was prepared to like the flippant-voiced protagonist. I also liked the detail of specific energy patterns emerging when many people were thinking about a specific thing, worldwide, like when Princess Di died. But I just didn't end up enjoying the book as much as I'd hoped. The MC's decision not to reveal anything to her parents, even though her life had been threatened by a stranger, and her parents were talking about sending her to a special school for geni [...]

    8. Book 29 for 2010.Prophecy of Days is perfect for kids who are into the whole treasure hunt adventure book thing. I was reminded a bit of both National Treasure and the Celestine Prophecy reading this book, and the ending really left me hanging. I will definitely read the second book in the series. And if Mr. Papers isn't about the cutest addition to a novel I've ever seen, than I don't know what is. I now want a cute little monkey.Recommended for upper elementary (I know it's categorized as YA, [...]

    9. So, it wasn't that the book was bad, I just couldn't buy it. For example, when the main girl tells her crush about this crazy prophecy and asks him to travel half way around the world with her, he just says yes. No questions. He didn't even push to see evidence. The same thing with this guy she thinks is a bad. He tells her he's good, and she accepts it without question. I just found it unbelieveable and a little too far fetched.

    10. I love a good conspiracy theory and THE PROPHECY OF DAYS by debut author Christy Raedeke is filled with some doozies.Caity Mac Fireland, the heroine of the novel, is spunky, humorous, and has a delightful narrative voice that pulls you into the story from the get-go. She's smart as a whip and takes after her parents who don't have your ordinary nine-to-five jobs. Caity is a little unusual, and how can she not be when her mother is a safe-cracker and her father breaks codes for a living? But I re [...]

    11. This was a very weird book for me, not in regards to content but how I felt about it overall. The writing I felt was both kind of dull and yet compelling. I had a hard time connecting to the plot yet I couldn't stop turning the pages. It's an odd juxtaposition and it kind of made the reading slow but at times I could plow through chapters. I don't get it myself.Caity's your typical teenager: kind of bratty, kind of spoiled and kind of hard to like at the beginning. Although I did like the beginn [...]

    12. The Daykeeper’s Grimoire (Prophecy of Days, #1) is beyond interesting and quite the engrossing read. Caity is a strong female character who is intelligent and independent, while still remaining slightly naïve and young. At times, she comes off as a bit younger than her 16 years, but in other ways, she is wise beyond her years. As an only child, her attachment to Mr. Papers, the origami-making monkey, is understandable. And who wouldn’t adore a monkey in a circus outfit who can communicate w [...]

    13. We've seen many books out there on the specific date, December 21st, 2012, but this book has been the best out of the enormous list of books. The book was filled with well written information that clearly had hours upon hours of research stringed to it. The first book in the series, Prophecy of Days, The Daykeeper's Grimoire, has conspiracy theories, a bit of.action between Caity and Alex, humor, and twists galore. Though the book had all of these great plot enhancers, my favorite thing about th [...]

    14. Caity MacFireland's father has just found out that he has inherited a castle in Scotland, and moves their family from San Francisco to spend the summer there. Caity discovers that the mysterious castle has many secrets of its own, including a secret passageway from her room to a chamber with walls carved with strange symbols. What results is the discovery of a prophecy foretelling Caity as the savior of humanity in the year 2012. Caity goes on a quest to find out what she needs to do, and to rac [...]

    15. I love mysteries. I love conspiracy theories. I love Dan Brown-ish books with a mix of ancient mysteries combined with secret societies and their impact on today's world. I love them. This book has a young female protagonist for a change who discovers her sort of role in the whole Mayan calendar 2012 stuff. The story spans several continents, has a lot of puzzles, clues to piece together, and a little bit of danger and action. There is a cute boy with an accent which helps tremendously. I have a [...]

    16. This book was ambitious. The description mentions secret societies, strange symbols, and assassins which should make for an extremely satisfying ride. Unfortunately I never made it on the ride. I gave up. I admit it. It just didn't grab my attention at all, which surprised me. I also was not impressed by the main character Caity. She seemed a bit naive and silly. Normally that wouldn't have bothered me so much, but I just wasn't buying it. And if I couldn't buy into the character there was no wa [...]

    17. Prophecy of Days takes a different spin on the Mayan Calendar. Instead of death, destruction and the whole world coming to an end in 2012, the story shows us the possibility of a rebirth of sorts. Caity Mac Fireland’s family just inherited a castle in Scotland and she is dragged away from her San Francisco home and friends. While in the castle she makes the discovery of a prophecy etched into the castle stone, this prophecy tells her that she is the one to lead the world to 2012. Once this pro [...]

    18. Caity Mac Fireland finds herself ensconced in a Scottish island castle after her parents inherit it from a distant relative and she's torn away from her friends and school. She finds pictographs which leads to a prophecy stating that she will play a huge role in the upcoming events in 2012. She now has to come to terms with her role as one of the harbingers of humanity’s destiny. This book is full of codes, symbols, Chinese, Mayan, and other cultural myths, secret societies, and an origami-mak [...]

    19. The Daykeeper's Grimoire was well put together and thought out. Caity behaves like a "normal" girl or as close to normal as any girl could be I suppose. She has big wishes and dreams but never expects anything to happen, until one day it does. Her parents decide that it's time for them to move. She is heartbroken and crushed that everything for her will be changing. Even more so she is missing her best friend back home.On thing that drove me absolutely up the wall was that she had never lied to [...]

    20. I started this for the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, but I was not connecting with Caity, and the plot was not pushing me along. It did not work for me, but there is a lot of appealing elements that others may really enjoy. Ancient Mayan mythology and a prediction that involves a calamitous change in the year 2012. A young girl uprooted from America to an old castle that her family inherits in Scotland. She finds herself in danger. There is a little romance, danger and a lot of mystery. See, good [...]

    21. What great adventure story with a terrific main character! I love all the strong, brave girls in Prophecy, and Raedeke has done an admirable job of research. I think it could easily have been longer, since the middle seemed a bit tight on information and lighter on action, but the second half is a runaway train of excitement. Christy, one minor complaint. I finished the book last night at 11:30, and spent the next two hours online playing with Mayan calenders. You owe me a few hours of sleep-tim [...]

    22. This book and the sequel are A-MA-ZING!!! I grabbed this book at the library thinking it would be cute at best, and I was so blown away, I even contacted the author to tell her how great it was. The plot is meticulously researched and very believable for a fantasy (aside from the obvious magical aspects and a little bit of ridiculousness), and although I read it a year ago, I think I'll be reading it again soon as December 21 approaches.Although I'm not a teen girl, I still feel like this book w [...]

    23. Prophecy of Days #1 The Daykeeper's Grimoire is a interesting read. I picked this book up from the Library yesterday (8-10-10) and finished it today. Its a nice short read. The book is differnt in ways that you could possibly learn from this book. This book shows how young people can stand up and make a difference also how a person can become a leader when that person as no faith in herself or himself. Tihs book as secrets inside of secrets and gives the reader a chance of actully thinking throu [...]

    24. (Won from )I don't really read that much realistic fiction because I don't think that real life is really all that interesting. The Daykeeper's Grimoire was amazing. For starters: I just want to say how awesome the cover is. It's so pretty but contains a lot of important symbols to the book. I didn't really like the middle of the story that much but LOVED the ending. Full of a really exciting ending, and then ending in a cliffhanger. Also, I loved the characters. After reading this, I wanted to [...]

    25. Not sure if I would classify this as mystery, adventure, or what but it was a lot of fun to read- only the first book of a series that begins on a Scottish island and ends up being about Mayan prophecies about 2012, and includes a cast of entertaining characters, including a handsome Scot, a wise & ancient monkey who communicates through his origami creations, a feng shui advisor, & a mother who cracks safes for a living - and many more

    26. Very intriguing mystery mixed with fantasy and everyday topics. I really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention every second I was reading it and I couldn't help but think about what was happening with the characters when I wasn't reading it. I only regret not getting the second book while buying the first because now I have to wait a while before I can begin reading the story again. Very good book, I definitely recommend it.

    27. Thoroughly enjoyable--far exceeded my expectations. Caity is a winning heroine, and the story line of Mayan mythology and ancient prophecies was a welcome change from the typical paranormal romances of late. The close friendship between Caity and Justine was also nice to see. I have to say, I'm currently quite intrigued by the idea of the Mayan calendar, Tzolk'in, and am looking forward to the sequel!

    28. Loved it and its sequel! It has just enough basis in reality that you can believe that most of it is true (but specific details arey'know, too specific, but what the hey). There are so many things that seem so believable that I have to remember to go back and look those up online or something. Kinda secretly wish this was true though

    29. hurá, konečne dočítané :) bolo to dobré, aj keď som sa na tom trochu zasekla :) ale autorka tam prezentovala veľa zaujímavých myšlienok, s ktorými sa stotožňujem, čo dosť vyvažovalo miestami príliš jednoduché riešenie situácií a nadmierne inteligentnú opičku, ktorá bola síce milá, ale niekedy múdrejšia ako všetci ostatní naokolo :)

    30. This started out as a normal figure-out-the-mystery/code kind of book, but it got weird quickly. The main character has to spread the Mayan calendar and help usher in a new stage of mental evolution. It was bizarre in my opinion.

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