Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Revenge of the Shadow king Sumner and his three best friends, Harley, Ernie, and Natalia--who form the secret club The Grey Griffins--seem to be the only people in their very normal Minnesota town to notice that strange things have started to happen. When creatures like goblins and fairies and unicorns, all characters from a card game the Grey Griffins play, begin to make appearances in Max's backyard, Max and his friends know something is terribly wrong. And it's up to them to stop the wicked creatures of the cards from destroying their town-indeed, their world.

N: I read this book and couldn't put it down! It's amazing in my opinion and a definite read. My favorite part about this book would probably be the friendship. Max, Harley, Natalia, and Ernie form a bond that is unbreakable. Even as they face death itself they always seem to get each other out of trouble by working together. You can feel the struggles of Eleven year old Max as he goes through the divorce of his parents and so much more. So follow the Grey Griffins as they go from one adventure to another. Read the book and find out what happens!

M: To be honest, I had a hard time getting into this book. The omniscient narrator perspective made it difficult to connect with the characters at first, but that didn't last long. Once the story starts to pick up you are hooked. I love how the legends of the Knight Templar and the Faerie realm are seamlessly woven into a modern day adventure. Max and his friends quest to stop the dangers they unwittingly released on their town will leave you hanging on to the edge of your seat and set your heart racing! A good fantasy read for elementary and middle-school aged readers. 

1 comment:

  1. This series was written more for kids between about 5th and 7th grade. The style is simple with lots of action and suspense. It was clean and the characters had a unique friendship that withstood the tests thrown at it. I really liked how each character had their own strengths which supported the good of the whole. They learned from their mistakes and grew as a result. I would recommend this series.


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