Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Book Review: The Magi
Book Review: The Magi by Kevin Turner
As I have mentioned previously, I am always looking for new and unique YA books to keep Joshua challenged. When I first heard of The Magi, I knew it would be an ideal fit for him because he really enjoys books that are mysterious and magical. This is the first book in a five book YA fantasy series, and I can't wait for him to read the other four books in this saga. Other reviewers have related this book to the Harry Potter series, and I definitely think it fits in the same category and classification. It is very well written, age appropriate, and I could see this being turned into a movie series eventually as well. Joshua loved it, and will be writing a report on it for his teacher this week. We are travelling out of town over the holidays and this is on my Kindle, so I will likely have him read it to his brothers while we're on the road. I never want to give away too many details of a story, but I have included the Book Description for you!
Thirteen-year-old Elijah Hawk has never heard of the Magi. He knows nothing about their three thousand-year-old secret. He has never been to Savenridge, the Magi city hidden deep inside the northern woods. Most of all, Elijah is unaware of the dangers hunting him.
After one terrifying night, however, all of that changes!
On a quest to solve the horrific murder of his parents, Elijah stumbles upon the land of the Magi. Learning their ancient secrets and training with their power is the least of his problems. In order to find out why his parents were killed, Elijah learns that he must confront the dangers that are hunting him, even though it means almost certain death. What's more terrifying is discovering that his journey to this new world may not have been an accident after all.
Disclosure: I received complimentary access to an e-copy of this book to facilitate this post. No monetary compensation was exchanged. No positive review was requested or required. All opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any manner. Your experience may differ from mine.