Friday, May 23


Colin Meloy
(Wildwood Chronicles #1)

My rating: ★★

ISBN: 9780062024688
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of publication: August 30, 2011
Age: Grades 4 - 8
Genre: Fantasy

Prue thought she was living a normal life in Portland, until one day, her baby brother is flown away by a murder of crows. They just grab him and go. And even worse, they take him to the Impassable Wilderness: a deep, dark forest on the edge of town that from which no one has ever returned. She is determined to save him before her parents realize he’s gone. With her friend, Curtis, they enter the Wilderness to discover a secret world. An entire civilization of humans, animals, and mystics are in upheaval and dark forces are at work. The two outsiders soon find themselves entangled in the struggle for the freedom of Wildwood.

Overall, I would say that the book was fine. It was very Chronicles of Narnia-ish. But, I don’t think I’ll be picking up the rest of the series any time soon. I just didn't get invested enough into the characters or story. Like, at all. And it was really long, so it really wasn't worth it. Plus, it ended in a satisfactory way, so I feel no need to read further. In the least, you should pick it up and check out the cool illustrations.

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