Friday, May 31, 2013

Review of PRINCESS OF TRELIAN - Knudsen

This sequel to DRAGON OF TRELIAN has everything: lovely headstrong princess, brave young magician, fabulous dragon and an evil mage threatening their kingdom.  It's rare that a sequel is as good as the first book, but this book succeeds where others have failed.  The ending leaves you wanting the next book in the series to be ready to read immediately.  4 Elves - Highly Recommended

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review of LOKI'S WOLVES by Armstrong & Marr

This thrilling new middle-grade series from YA authors K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr, subtitled The Blackwell Pages, is loads of fun with plenty of Norse myths, wonderful characters and some teen angst on the side.  It reminded me a bit of Percy Jackson & The Olympians, but the characters in this series are descended from Vikings and it's up to them to gather other kids to save the world.  I can't wait for the next installment and highly recommend this fast-paced book.  4 Elves - Highly Recommended

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review of Wildwood by Colin Meloy

What a wonderful book!  Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter for The Decemberists, has created such an incredible world - set just outside Portland.  Full of magic, danger and fascinating characters with fabulous illustrations, I highly recommend this fantasy.  4 Elves