Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm By D.M. Andrews

29 Aug

Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm
By D.M. Andrews
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
82 pages – ages 9+

Jack MacFadden has an imaginary friend who turns out not to be so imaginary. Jack is apparently a faerie prince and his imaginary friend is really a faerie named Puck who has been watching out for Jack in our world. When he turns 13, Jack finds out who he really is and an evil fairy named Connor the Dark starts sending evil minions to capture. Connor realizes that Jack is a powerful faerie and could get the rightful king and queen of the faerie realm back to their thrones. Jack escapes the attack with his classmate Steph, Puck, and a new friend, the brownie Old Tom, and they all vow to stop Connor. It will be a long and dangerous trip to the Faerie Realm with a lot of obstacles. Can Jack and his friends stop Connor from his evil reign?

I loved this book. I liked all the talk about faeries. I like the Faerie Realm that Mr. Andrews created. I really liked Jack. He is the kind of character I would want for a hero. Kind, cool, calm, and just heroic! This book had tons of action in it and it was written  really well for all ages! I also really like the cover art. The book is short, only 82 pages but it is a “novella” (which I had to look up what that was ;) ) and I think the whole story was told really well in the book. I recommend this book to kids 9+.

I give  Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm five out of five bookworms!

This is the second book of Mr. Andrew’s I have reviewed and I have to say that I really enjoy his writing! Please check out my review of his book “The Serpent in the Glass” by clicking HERE.

To learn more about Mr. Andrews and his other books, please visit his website HERE.

19 Responses to “Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm By D.M. Andrews”

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill August 29, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    I like the sound of this, Erik. The talk of faeries made me think of Tuck Everlasting, one of my favorite books, and there are lots of other stories where faeries play interesting roles. Did you ever see the movie Willow? There are a couple parts that are a little violent so your parents might want to preview it, but it’s a GREAT story… and there are Brownies in it who are funny :) Thanks for another great review!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks for recommending a new movie to me. I’ll ask my mom and dad about it. ! :) I think you would like this book Ms. Hill! I really liked Tuck Everlasting too! :)

  2. lionelsnod August 29, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks Erik, for the wonderful review. I enjoy fantasy and this sounds like it is right up my alley. I really like the cover illustration. Thanks again Erik and best of luck to Mr. Andrews

    Paul R. Hewlett

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      It IS great Mr. Hewlett! I am glad you like my review! I think you’d like this!

  3. Joanna Marple August 29, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    it sounds as though Mr Andrews managed to pack a lot into this novella, Erik!

  4. Patricia Tilton August 29, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    I love fantasy stories with faeries. Sounds like it is really action-packed and full of adveture. Great review.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Thanks Ms. Tilton! I think you’d love it! :)

      • Patricia Tilton August 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

        Erik, don’t know if you saw my post on Monday on International Dot Day. Hope you and Josie think about making a Dot and posting it on your blog between 12-15 Sep.

      • thiskidreviewsbooks August 30, 2012 at 7:14 am #

        Thanks Ms. Tilton! I must’ve missed this one. School’s been pretty busy :( Josie and I will join in! :)

  5. Renee C. August 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I like this one for myself – never mind my kids! lol Thanks for another great review Erik! :D

  6. Y I Lee September 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I have this book and it’s a brill story. You did a great review for it.

  7. Myra GB September 9, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    Very interesting to see a male protagonist in what is known as a ‘fairy’ story. Have to check this one out.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      At first I thought it was going to be a bit like Artemis Fowl, but it is completely different! It is definitely a “boy’s” fairy book!

  8. D.M. Andrews (@AuthorDMAndrews) September 24, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Thank you for all the kind comments, and thank you for the great review, Erik! I thought you might all want to know that Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm is FREE on Amazon Kindle from 24th-28th September! :) http://www.amazon.com/Jack-MacFadden-Faerie-Realm-ebook/dp/B008EYT4IS

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