Miss Petitfour and her sixteen lovable and mischievous cats love adventure. They bake, and read and frolic but there is nothing they love better than riding the wind with their multitude of colorful tablecloths. Every time they fly away from home, they embark on another adventure.
I found this child’s book to be adorable and extremely entertaining. I cannot imagine having sixteen house cats, however, my daughter thought they were awfully cute.
This book features five different stories, or adventures, that revolve around Miss Petitfour and her cats. Each story has its own adventurous plot line but features many of the same characters.
I found this book to be whimsical and entertaining. I would give this book five out of five stars and would recommend it to young readers who enjoy Mary Poppins and similar stories.
I received my copy of this book from LibraryThing.com for the sole purpose of providing an honest review.
Human magic has been eliminated in Vastia by the evil Paksahara. Now with her army of the undead covering Vastia, it is up to Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert to locate the descendants of the seven of the queendom’s most powerful animals, in order to summon the Shifting Fortress.
With each animal’s unique magical abilities and wit, will they be able to summon the Shifting Fortress and defeat Paksahara once and for all, or will the queendom fall?
My step-daughter first introduced me to this wonderfully imaginative and unique series. When I thought of a familiar before, I thought of a black cat clinging to the bristles of a witch’s broomstick. They weren’t much more than a witch’s pet.
Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert have completely reinvented the idea of a familiar. Each of these characters have their own unique abilities and while they are not as powerful as their Loyals, usually, their abilities make them forces to be reckoned with.
I don’t really enjoy novels with zombies, or armies of the undead, but the unique and entertaining story line involving the search for the seven descendants composed mist of the story and the undead army was a distant background story, for the most part.
The main characters are the same from the first two novels. The focus remained on Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert and their journey. Their personalities have not changed, though they did grow.
I highly enjoyed this third installment of the Familiars series and highly anticipate the fourth.
I would give this novel four out of five stars and would recommend it to those who enjoyed the first two novels.
I borrowed a copy of this novel from my step-daughter and the piture featured above is my own.
Middle Grade Reviews
Middle grade novels hold a special place in this world as they help children to transition into their teenage years and help to shape and mold who they will become.
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