The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless

byKenneth Oppel

Kobo ebook | April 22, 2014

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Will Everett has always wished for an adventure. Little does he know that his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will must protect a key that can unlock the train's hidden treasures. Villians are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows as the Boundless hurtles across the country. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr. Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead.

His adventure may have begun without him knowing . . . but how it ends is up to Will.

Title:The BoundlessFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443410322

ISBN - 13:9781443410328

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging Middle Grade Adventure I picked this book up on a whim, after having it on my TBR since its initial release, and it was just the thing to bring me out of a bit of a slump. The story was fun, and very easy to get lost in; I quickly became absorbed in the story. It felt as though I was riding on the Boundless, experiencing this adventure with Will and his newfound friends. While other books by Oppel haven't been particularly appealing to me, I was delighted to find this one was the exception.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great good story for old and young readers
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice! After reading Half Brother, also by Kenneth Opel, I decided to read this. I am happy to say i really enjoyed this book. At the time I was 12 or 13 years old and I absolutely loved the whole magic/mystery concept or theme thus book had. I also loved the Canadian history/mythology aspect in The Boundless. The characters are very loveable and definitely recommend
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another home run for Kenneth I've been keeping my eye out for Oppel's books for a while, and when I heard this was going to come out, I had to read it. Now, I have and GOD, it's such a good book.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Mesmerizing Adventure! Oppel did not disappoint with the Boundless. The setting is incredible and well described, the characters are unique and their interactions are entertaining. I love how the Canadian Mythology is woven into the novel. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and worthwhile adventure.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I was surprised at how much I loved this book. I've never read much YA but couldn't put this one down. I have recommended this book so many times. Its a fantastic combination of Canadian history and fantasy. A definite must read.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece “The Boundless” is a masterpiece of teen fiction. A wondrous novel that seamlessly blends Canadian history with plausible myth. In the same vein as his “Airborn” novels, the plot featured here offers an endless adventure from beginning to end; only letting you go for a few precious moments of profound characterization and insightful internal monologue. Oppel’s writing is in top form in this latest installment. His prose leaps off the page, vivid and flowing, demonstrating a diversity of style and a mastery of multiple genres. In one moment, I marveled at his command of historical knowledge, and in the next, his ingenuity of incorporating myth to make the harsh Canadian plains even more hostile to its wary travelers. In fact, Oppel is so clever and masterful a writer that I actually gasped in sheer horror for one perfectly executed scene when a horrific myth came alive for the first time. In these pages you will find a plethora of oddities that colour its plot: carnies, monsters, machines, and magic coupled with the universal themes of love, dreams, greed and death. At a recent signing, Mr. Oppel (a kind soul he seemed) dubbed me The Book-Rater, for when he opened each one of his books to sign, a precise rating was scribed beneath the opening title. I awarded his Governor’s General award-winning “Airborn” an 8.5, a score he charmingly scoffed at in playful indignation. As many of you know, “Airborn” and its subsequent novels are incredible, swashbuckling, Jules-Vernesque tales. Most readers would rank them even higher. But by the end of “The Boundless”, I did not hesitate a moment to award it with a much deserved 9.5 rating, the highest score I’ve awarded any book in over 5 years! It is a rating reserved only for a masterpiece of literature. It’s the kind of novel you pass down to the next generations so you may enrich their lives as it enriched yours. The beauty and memory of this novel haunts me but with the feeling of an adventure not merely read but lived.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing book The book was amazing, great cover to it. I couldn't put the book down!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Cool Book This is such a cool book—the mix of fact and outrageous fiction makes it a lot of fun to read.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding! I absolutely loved this story of a boy, his father, a circus, and a mythical creature. Not to be confused with actual history, but Oppel weaves in bits of the early railway across Canada, Native legend, and superstition. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! An excellent and exciting read. A great mix of history, fiction and magic.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boundless A delightful adventure- just what I've come to expect from Oppel! It was wonderful
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story wow! I loved this book! it was full of suspense, magic, adventure, trains, circuses, and everything amazing! it sort of reminded me of a cross between the night circus and the invention of Hugo cabret. wonderful story. loads of fun.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian History meets Sasquatches I loved this book. There is a ton of Canadian history about how the Canadian Railway was built. The book references real life Canadians that played a role in the building of the railway. Then things get a little crazy with this massive long train, a circus and sasquatches. A great grade 7 read aloud or perfect for a kid that loves trains or just a great story.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The boundless Really good adventure story. I hope there is a sequel.
Date published: 2014-06-05