Taylor Davis and the Clash of Kingdoms by Michelle Isenhoff

6 Jan

Let me start the New Year off right with a review of a great book!  😀

taylordavisbook2_cover_600x900Taylor Davis and the Clash of Kingdoms

By Michelle Isenhoff

244 pages – ages 9+ (ebook reviewed)

Published by CreateSpace on January 1, 2014

Taylor Davis is back, along with Elena Camila Velasquez Cartahena, and their guardian angels/agents, Mike (short for Amikim) and Ranofur! They need to save the world from chaos and destruction, before a third World War erupts! The team is sure that Bartholomew Swain (a horrible pirate who ate a rotten piece of fruit from the Tree of Life who they thought they got rid of in the first book – Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul  – see my review HERE) is behind several hypnotized students, friends of Taylor, who have tried to beat him up, but they have no proof. The trouble isn’t just at Taylor’s school though. The whole world is going wonky. When the European Union, British Parliament, and the United Nations erupt in violence, Taylor knows something very bad is up. How will he and his team stop it – whatever it is?

This was a great second book in the Taylor Davis trilogy. I love how Mrs. Isenhoff writes an exciting adventure appropriate for middle grade kids.  The action kept me on the edge of my seat and the story kept me wanting to read more. Taylor and Elena are great characters that I enjoy reading about. I love the mix of angels/villains/humans in the series. Taylor seemed to have changed at the end of the book, more mature, I think, but in a good way. I guess saving the world will do that to a character! I like the sounds (but not the looks) of Simgali the Trickster – very interesting character.   Mrs. Isenhoff writing style gave me a great picture of the story without being dragged down with too many details. It made the book enjoyable to read. I could have done without the tad bit of romance (Elena has a boyfriend, and a thing at the end of the book), but that’s just me. 😉

I give this book five out of five bookworms! fivebooks

To learn more about Mrs. Isenhoff and her other books, please click HERE.

To find where to buy Taylor Davis 2 – click HERE.

20 Responses to “Taylor Davis and the Clash of Kingdoms by Michelle Isenhoff”

  1. Michelle Isenhoff January 6, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Oh, cool! What a great way to start the year. Thanks for the awesome review. Lol, I scaled all romance down to bare bones. I was thinkiong of you, Erik! 🙂 My boys don’t like that sort of thing, either.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

      I didn’t think M-Man and T-Man would like the romance! 😉 It’s a great series Mrs. Isenhoff – now get the to thy typewriter (or whatever you use) I want book 3! 😀

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  2. Alan Tucker January 6, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    I remember rolling my eyes at romance, too! Still do sometimes 😉 Hooray for Michelle and a terrific series!

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  3. Patricia Tilton January 6, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Sounds like another great adventure for middle graders. Ms. Isenhoff really writes a good story. I’m glad to hear this is a good sequal to the frist Taylor Davis. Glad to hear that middle grade boys aren’t interested in the romance in a story. I think middle grade girls may think differently.

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  4. Angela Brown January 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    The cover seemed a bit mature to me but It does sound like an interesting book from your review. I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

      The kids on the cover do look a bit old, but Mrs. Isenhoff writes for middle-graders and her books are totally clean reads for younger kids. I hope you like it Ms. Brown!

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  5. Darlene January 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    A great review of an awesome sounding book. A bit of romance doesn’t hurt either.

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  6. readingwithrhythm January 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Harry Potter did fine with a bit of romance, I believe? Sounds like a real thriller!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

      UGH yes, and they were the very boring slow parts. 😛 Mrs. Isenhoff does write very exciting stories! Thanks Rhythm! 🙂

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  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog January 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    I have the first Taylor Davis book to read and I am looking forward to it. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the second book just as much. Awesome review. 🙂

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  8. Myra GB January 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    This is a great review, Erik. I had to smile at your dislike for romance, which my own 12 year old seemed to look for in her books. We just read Missed Connections by Sophie Blackall and she was just crazy about that. 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 11, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      Oh, I am fine with romance in classics (like Pride and Prejudice), and in some other books, but I am just not a big fan. 🙂

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      • Myra GB January 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

        It’s interesting you mentioned Pride and Prejudice. My daughter just watched the movie adaptation and enjoyed it immensely.

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks January 13, 2014 at 7:17 am #

        I saw part of a Pride and Prejudice movie (15 minutes of it – my grandpa was channel-surfing). I read an abridged version of it last year. It was pretty good. 🙂

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