First I get to tell you some happy news!
The winner of THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (By Fowler DeWitt, see my review HERE) prize pack is…
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By Brandon Mull
224 pages – ages 8+
Published by Scholastic Inc. on September 10, 2013
It was the day that Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan turned 11. Four kids from lands far apart from each other all turning 11 on the same day. Not really a big deal right? Wrong! When a child turns 11 in the world of Erdas they get a chance to summon a spirit animal. If they are meant to have a spirit animal, it comes out of nowhere and forms a bond with the child forever. The bond gives the child and animal great powers. These four kids summon the great legendary animals that were killed in battle – Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Panda and Essix the Falcon. Together the four children and their Spirit Animals must stop the evil Devourer from destroying Erdas before it is too late!
When I first read about this new series by Scholastic I thought, “Okay so they are making another 39 Clues type series” (series of books written by different authors). When I read further I saw it was Brandon Mull (author of the Fablehaven and The Beyonders series) who was writing the first book (that got my interest). Brandon Mull is a great fantasy author. The books of his I’ve read gets me totally involved in the story. The Spirit Animals series is a fantasy series and Mr. Mull’s book in the series was the perfect start. I love his style of adding a bit of humor (like Conor is a sheep-herder and his Spirit Animal is a wolf – HA!) to a whole lot of action. The world of Erdas is described well and I liked learning about the new characters and their Spirit Animals. Conor was my favorite character in this book. I think fans of The 39 Clues and fantasy books will love Wild Born, Book 1 of Spirit Animals!
Like The 39 Clues and The Infinity Ring, Spirit Animals has an online game. The online game is a fantasy role-playing game where you choose a character and a Spirit Animal. You get to train your animal and go around and collect items and try to defeat animals infected with a poison called “the Bile.” It plays well and is easy to use. My sister and I have both tried it out and we both agree it’s very cool.
To learn more about Brandon Mull and his books, please visit his website HERE.
To learn more about the Spirit Animals Series and online game, visit the official webpage HERE.