Equinus the Spirit Horse: Amulet of Avantia #20 (Beast Quest)
by Adam Blade
Illustrated by Ezra Tucker
Suggested Age: 7 - 12
Buy from Indigo
Description: Equinus the Spirit Horse crashes through the forests of the Forbidden Land, stealing the life force of other creatures. Tom must dodge the Ghost Beast''s flying hooves and take the fragment of Amulet the Equinus guards-or Tom''s father will remain a ghost forever!
Jake's Review: This book is sic (note for fellow old folks -- that is the equivalent of cool, awesome, groovy, etc.) I love these books because there are cool monsters, beasts and bad dudes. I love the character of Silver because he is a wolf and wolves are cool. There was lots of exciting parts and it was never dull like some of the books mom brings me home to review (mom's note: that would be anything Titanic I try to get him to read). I can't wait to read the rest of the series, especially the missing two that mom swears she is going to get for me on Thursday when she goes downtown. This is another book that even my best friend Brian would read and he hates to read.
Jake's Rating: 10/10
Mom's Review: Any book that has my kid read non stop is good with me. He opened it up before bed and never put it down. He didn't even beg me to play with his Ipod like he normally does every night now. We had missed the two previous books in the series and he said it was still easy to figure out what was going on. I got the general gist of things even-though I haven't read any of them in a while. I can see why the middle school boy would enjoy. There is tons of action, scary looking beasts, they get to save adults and be on their own, what middle school boy wouldn't dig that. That being said I was mildly entertained by the book as well and didn't want to smack my head on the wall like I do when reading some middle school fiction. Good moral lesson about bravery too but shhh don't tell kids that, than they won't read it.
Mom's Rating: 8/10
We received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review & damn you Scholastic now I gotta spend some of my Indigo money on Jake LOL!
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