Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book Review: Crystal Doors Book One: Island Realm by Rebecca Moesta & Kevin J. Anderson

(Crystal Doors Book 1)

Blurb:  Fourteen-year-old cousins Gwen and Vic have lived together ever since the mysterious deaths of Gwen's parents and disappearance of Vic's mother--until Vic's father accidentally transports them through a magical doorway to the island of Elantya. Vic and Gwen are soon caught in a tempest of ancient magic, vicious creatures, and fierce battles--all connected to a territorial feud with the sea-dwelling merlons, an age-old conflict between the bright and dark sages...and the cousins' own mysterious roots.

I give it 4 stars

My review: This is a fun and exciting book with a host of interesting characters. The island of Elantya is an endlessly fascinating world filled with wonder and danger. There, you'll discover everything from flying carpets to a giant battle kraken.

When logical Gwen and free spirited Vic find themselves transported to this island paradise, they discover secrets about their mothers, and themselves, that change everything they ever believed to be true. As the island comes under attack by the vicious merlons, it's up to the cousins and their newfound friends to save the day. But can they prevail with a traitor in their midst?

If you enjoy portal books like The Chronicles of Narnia, then you'll definitely want to give this one a try.


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