Happy Monday! WOO! This week I only have two days of school! 😀 I am going to be working on my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Writing Contest over my break (and reading… and eating pumpkin pie… Yum! 🙂 ).
Today I have two great action adventure stories to tell you about!
First up is a story that has a great fantasy/mythology theme in it also –
by Nikki Bennett
Illustrations by Stephen R. Bennett IV
214 pages – ages 8+
Published by CreateSpace on January 23, 2013
Jingjing, from China, Saburo from Japan, Pietro from Italy, and Kate from America (New Jersey to be specific) were all very different kids living in very different parts of the world. They were all summoned by the mystical Golden Dragon to get back the four Guardians of the World from the Four Fiends. The Four Fiends kidnapped the Four Guardians of the World. The Fiends are Deviousness, Ignorance, Gluttony and Chaos. Each of the four kids have to face one of the Four Fiends. The fate of the world depends on them!
This story was very unique. I loved the time-travel parts to it and that it combines history and mythology. The characters were really great. I loved that they were from all over the world. They were all very different and all very likable. I especially liked Jingjing and the perseverance she had in the story. The plot was straight forward and in some places a little predictable, but overall, the story was very entertaining to read and it kept me turning the pages. The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter was a nice touch. The book is a clean read and is great for all ages. I’d be happy to read the next book in this series!
Four out of five bookworms for Four Fiends.
To learn more, please visit Ms. Bennett’s website HERE.
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Next up is a Jack Hunter Adventure!
I reviewed the first book in this series called “Jack Hunter: Secret of the King” – click HERE to read my review. Mr. King has written an all new Jack Hunter adventure that had me on the edge of my seat!
by Martin King
304 pages – ages 9+
Published by Razorsharp Books on September 24, 2013
12-year-old Jack is excited to be going on vacation to Disneyland Paris (he lives in England) with his friends and family over spring break. His excitement quickly changes when they all end up nowhere near Paris and totally get caught up in a strange treasure hunt (the friends, that is. Jack’s mom gets sick and his dad and grandpa stay behind to fix a rental car at a small city at the edge of France)! It all starts when Jack claims he sees a famous French actress and nobody believes him (or sees her). From there, Jack and his friends stumble into a plot of an ancient treasure, evil criminals and Russian mobsters out to get the same treasure!
Jack is back! Thrills, adventure, action, NO romance 😉 – everything I want in a book! Mr. King’s writing style makes his stories page-turners. I liked the plot of this book even more than the first one in the series, because it was much more unpredictable and that makes it more enjoyable for me. Jack is a great main character. He is a kid I would want to be friends with (although at times it got a little annoying how much Jack and Martin always argue). Both of Mr. King’s books have codes written into them. The French Connection book has an App that you can use to unlock new parts to the story. You can learn more about it at Mr. King’s website HERE. It’s just a shame I can’t do the app because I (nor my parents) don’t have a smartphone.
Follow Mr. Kind on Twitter @theMartinKing
Like Mr. King on Facebook HERE.