Review and book birthday! The Ominous Eye by Tracey Hecht

20 Sep

nocturnals2The Ominous Eye

Series: The Nocturnals #2 (#1)

Written by Tracey Hecht

208 pages – ages 7+

Published by Fabled Films Press on September 20, 2016 (TODAY!)

Synopsis- “Join Dawn, Bismark and Tobin as they set out to investigate the source of a violent jolt that fractures the earth! Along their journey, the Nocturnal Brigade meets an unfamiliar reptile—a tuatara named Polyphema—who reveals that a giant beast caused the destruction and will soon strike again. Polyphema with her special insights, is the only one who can help the Nocturnal Brigade stop this fearsome predator… but can she be trusted? With help from an owl, the jerboas, and some kiwis, the animals set a trap since surrender is not an option against this relentless beast.”

What I Thought- This was a nice sequel to the first Nocturnals book. It still has the same feel, but it also shows the characters changed just a bit, and become more mature. The book gives enough background so that the reader doesn’t have to have read the first book (but do because it was good!). I like that it has a friendship message that kids can follow, while still being an enjoyable book and not preachy. The friends that make up the Nocturnal Brigade are fun and a but zany. The characters are funny and personable, and their personalities develop throughout the story. There are nice watercolor illustrations throughout the book that really add to the overall feeling of the book. Hecht’s writing really sets the readers imagination on fire! I think that this is a great series, and I hope the next books are as great as the first two!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

5 Responses to “Review and book birthday! The Ominous Eye by Tracey Hecht”

  1. julie rowan zoch September 21, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    Yikes! How can I get a hold of this? I am hosting a family event on nocturnals next month!

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    • stacey ashton September 22, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      Hello! It is available at your local bookstore or online. I work for the publisher and wanted to let you know we have all kinds of activities for events on our resource page that are free. Check it out.

      Liked by 1 person

    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

      That sounds cool! You can buy the books off of Amazon or at the author’s website HERE. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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