Date of publication: April 20th, 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic, Paranormal, Mystery
Series: Fated Saga
Book One in the Fated Saga, A Contemporary Young Adult + Fantasy Series, fueled by Action, Adventure, and the Eternal Desire for Truth…
While summering in a New England campground, mind reading thirteen-year-old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby discover they have until the rising of the Blue Moon to help save the life of a young man, whose caravan is forced to flee through a magical portal to another world, without him.
In the process, they have a dark awakening when their own simple, normal world, begins to collide with the complexities of the magical world. The twins face unimaginable dangers, which thrust them into an unexpected choice: to live as they always have or to learn the truth about their past and enter a world that is equally thrilling and terrifying.
More importantly, however, is whether they even have a choice, or will destiny not only force this new magical reality upon them but require them to sacrifice everyone they love in doing so?
This was a charming, clean young adult fantasy. I liked the fact that the twins (Meghan and Colin) were ordinary tweens. Seeing that I have a tween, I could relate to their Uncle’s bouts of exasperation.
The scenarios were 110% normal too. I like the fact that homeschooling was promoted in the book. I would homeschool if I had more patience But I don’t.
I also like that the trouble that the kids (Meghan, Colin, Sebastien, and Jae) got into was innocent. Like getting trapped in a rowboat in the middle of the lake. The author made them act their age instead of them all of a sudden turning into these mature teens.
In all, I would let my kids read this book. Like I said, age-appropriate and clean.