Tuesday, 31 May 2011

seven sorcerers & shadow spell by Caro king review -annmarie

Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist. Ninevah realises she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too. Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head. Nin escapes to the Drift, the world that her new friend Jonas and Mr. Strood inhabit. But the Drift is filled with the fabulous and the dreadful; tombfolk, mudmen, and the spirits of the seven sorcerers who once ruled the land. What is the secret of the Seven Sorcerers, and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood

Simeon Dark is the most powerful sorcerer in the land of the Drift. Mysterious, cunning, a shape-shifter, only he can stop the evil Strood and save the Drift from dying. But where is he? Nin finds her way to Dark's mansion - a strange castle with a garden and lake spilling into the sky. There she finds a ribbon of shadowy light: could this be the unsaid spell and the clue to unlocking the mystery of Simeon Dark? Meanwhile, Strood is preparing his distillation machine, his pet tigers and some barrels of blood and is coming after her...Caro King has created a funny, rich, thrilling adventure, interwoven with fantastical creatures, myth and magic.
my review
i loved both these books from the moment i picked them up. 
these series sucks you into a very dark world of strange beings and monsters and sometimes its hard to tell if there good or bad but that makes the book more fun trying to work it out. 
the story is so dark and imaginative there is just so much going on and there is just so much to love about both these books. 
both the covers really match well with the stories there eye catching and pull you in and while you should never just buy a book because of the cover i feel that in this case the cover is really what pulls you in but the story soon out shines everything. 

5 stars to both books.  

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