Series: Middle School Magic

Penumbras Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Posted July 10, 2013 by Kylie in blog tour, book review, giveaway / 2 Comments

Penumbras by Braden Bell
Series: Middle School Magic #2
Published by Cedar Fort on 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, School & Education, Fantasy & Magic, Social Issues, Friendship
Pages: 305
Format: Paperback
Source: Cedar Fort

I received this book for free from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Conner, Lexa, and Melanie are back! Just when they think life is normal again, a dangerous shadow creature begins to hunt them. The trio must develop their powers in order to conquer this new peril and protect their school. Filled with action and even more magic, this book continues the exciting adventure in the Middle School Magic series.

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While I love many of the characters in this series, I grew an especially soft place in my heart for Dr. Timberi in Penumbras. Every child deserves a loving role model, and Dr. Timberi is top notch. He is knowledgeable and strict as well as forgiving and human. There’s no wonder he receives so many hugs throughout the book. He is a large piece to this story and an exemplar mentor.

Also a favorite for me, geeky friend Pilaf gains a larger role in Penumbras and the reader will adore him. I believe in a good laugh, and Pilaf is the perfect goof for the Middle School Magic series. He brings just the right amount of silliness in a very natural, believable way without distracting from the always progressing plot. Pilaf adds a certain atmosphere that melds so seamlessly, you’ll forget he wasn’t always a there tagging along.

Braden Bell has a special way with metaphors, and the images they built in my head made me laugh out loud more than once. Perfect depictions; wonderfully creative and fresh. His writing is energetic and very true to tween life and personality, with all the angst, humor and middle school feelings.

If you’re looking for a fun summer read, jump into Penumbras. Middle school children especially will inhale this exciting adventure.

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The Kindling by Braden Bell: Review

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The Kindling by Braden Bell Series: Middle School Magic #1 Published by Cedar Fort on 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic, Social Issues, Friendship Pages: 291 Format: Advanced Review Copy Source: Cedar Fort I received this book for free from Cedar Fort in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon Goodreads When unusual powers kindle inside them, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie discover that their teachers are powerful magi too and the students are exhilarated to add fighting evil to their daily classes–until the dark forces of the Umbra kidnap Melanie’s young sister as part of a grotesque experiment. The Kindling is an exciting, page-turning mound of magical middle grade fun […]

Posted July 16, 2012
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