Saturday, October 9, 2010

Readathon October 2010 - Update 2 - The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson

The Familiars by Epstein and Jacobson

Skylar, Gilbert and Aldwyn are familiars - animals chosen by witches and wizards to help them with their magic and to be companions. Well, Skylar and Gilbert are familiars while Aldwyn is just an alley cat who fell through the right window at the right time! He made a close escape from Grimslade the bounty hunter and got a nice house out of it too!

The three familiars go on a quest to save their loyals, the human companions, because they were kidnapped by the evil queen Loranella. Queen Loranella killed the children's tutor, Kalstaff, and then took Jack, Dalton, and Marianne somewhere and hid them. The familiars have to rescue their loyals within three days; before the protective spell on them vanishes, leaving the children to the mercy of the evil queen.

The Familiars is a fast-paced action packed humor-filled adventure story. The three familiars have to overcome many obstacles on their way to find the children, including their own pasts. They have to rely on each other for strength and support, and that's not something they know how to do. Along the way, they also uncover a secret that just might change everything we know about familiars.

I give The Familiars 4 copies. It will checked out and put on hold constantly. I would display this with Harry Potter and The Golden Compass.

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The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
really enjoying this so far.  I can see how it would be appealing to students who like action and adventure.  Although there are humans in the book, I think the animals will make it appealing to even more students.

ReadAThon Update 2

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1 hr 15 min
Running total of time spent reading since you started:
3 hrs 15 min
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