Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review: The Familiars, Secrets of The Crown

By: Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson
Released on: September 6th, 2011
Ages: 8-12
Source: ARC from authors/publisher to review
5 stars- I Adore This Series

A curse befalls Vastia, eliminating human magic. Only animals are able to cast spells, and it is up to Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert to save the queendom from the evil threatening it. In addition, Aldwyn discovers the truth about his past, embarking on a journey that brings him closer to the father he never knew.- quoted from Goodreads

The Familiars are back, and this time their adventures is even more exciting than the last. On a quest to restore the power of human magic, The Familiars set off to find the snow leopard's crown. Aldwyn, Skylar and Gilbert's unforgettable adventure is full of magic, danger, and has a few surprises a long the way for them. One of the things I love about this group is their friendships and bond. This time there's a stronger sense of family unity between them, especially for Aldwyn, who discovers some shocking family secrets.

I love the writing for this series, because each book introduces readers to fabulous characters, contains a great message and with each adventure there's action, danger and of course humor, which is added into the story at all the right times. When my kids are old enough to read this and ask me if we can get a black & white cat, an adorable green tree frog and blue jay I'll of course say yes, especially if they can talk, and use magic. This is such a great read and one I recommend for fans of all ages!

Be sure to follow The Familiars on Facebook and don't miss our interview with Aldywn, Skylar and Gilbert here.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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