Review Detail

Kids Fiction 6010
Unique Take On Spirit Animals
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Four children, Abeke, Meilin, Conor and Rollan, undergo a sacred ceremony and are forever bonded to four spirit animals; a leopard, panda, wolf and falcon. Though they are all thousands of miles apart they will be brought together by their quest to stop the evil Devourer. Each of the children has summoned a powerful beast of legend making their bond even rarer and more important. Not only must they stop the evil forces but they are being hunted by the Devourer's forces who want the power the four possess.

I love that there are a variety of landscapes and different races of people from the Chinese-style land of Zhong to the Australian landscape of Stetriol. It makes it interesting to have a different backdrop for every character in the beginning.

Each character also has a different life style. Meilin is the daughter of a highly respected general, Conor is the son of a farmer and the servant of a local lord's son, Abeke lives in a drought-ridden village in the savanna and Rolland is a homeless street urchin. Each has a different perspective on life and their new animal companions. The four are thoroughly different in personality, from sarcastic Rollan to arrogant Meilin. As the novel continues they all development and grow just a little.

I love the magic of the spirit animals, frankly, I would love to have one! The animals can go into a dormant state, becoming a tattoo on their human's body. They may not be able to talk as such but they can lend strength and skill to their human whilst having their own way of wordless communication. This is something I think anyone who has ever owned a pet can easily relate to.
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s...
Watch Over Me
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Mila is used to being alone. ...
The Safekeeper
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Her job is to keep their secrets safe. ...
City of the Plague God
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD,...
The Shadow War
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Inglourious Basterds meets Stranger Things in this dark and thrilling...
The Valley and the Flood
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Rose Colter is almost home, but she can't go back...
Don't Tell A Soul
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect...
58 Farm End
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
58 Farm End: a twisted romantic crime thriller series (Book...
The Connection
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Beatrice Walker thought she lived in a normal world—that is...
Crying is Like the Rain: A Story of Mindfulness and Feelings
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A gentle metaphor for understanding and processing anxiety and sadness....
The Brass Queen
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
She knows a liar when she sees one. ...
The Final Chance
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Friends no matter what. At least that's what Beth Ann...
Wylder and the Almost Rockstar
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
How much trouble does it take to forget the boy...
Wylder and the Secret Rockstar
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
How much trouble does it take to forget your summer...
Nubia: Real One
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as...
Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Angsty teenager Mary Shelley is not interested in carrying on...

Latest Member Reviews

My True Love Gave To Me
 
4.3
"I admit that I’m not a big anthology fan. I find the stories in them are hit and miss. ‘My..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
4.7
"First, I want to say that I read this book in less than 24 hours. It was glorious! It..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
4.7
"Anna's father decides he's going to send Anna to a international boarding school in Paris. It's her senior year and..."
Summer Days and Summer Nights
 
4.3
"I'm a huge fan of YA anthologies. The collection of short stories in SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS ..."
My True Love Gave To Me
 
4.3
"Christmas has to be one of my all-time favorite holidays. I also love short story anthologies. Put the..."
Isla and the Happily Ever After
 
4.7
" This book. This book was... absolutely fantastic. The third book in the standalone series,..."
Isla and the Happily Ever After
 
5.0
JenJen
"Like most Stephanie Perkins' fans, I have been DYING for Isla and Josh's story and I'm happy to say it..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
2.3
"Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion...."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
5.0
"I don't even know where to start. This book was amazingly sweet and wonderful. First of all it takes place..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
N/A
"I really enjoyed Lola and Cricket and Max and Lola's parents and all of the other characters. I love Lola..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
N/A
"I really love Stephanies two books. She write amazing yet unique stories and wonderful characters."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
4.7
"When i began to read Anna and the french kiss, i thought it would be lame and borring. But i..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
5.0
"Anna and the French Kiss has been hyped beyond belief in the book blogging community. Sometimes hype turns out to..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
N/A
"Well...what I loved about this book. Number one was that I really enjoyed the main character and I'm not just..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
5.0
"I really love Stephanie Perkins. She knows just how to write amazing contemporary love stories that will leave you..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
5.0
"Before I read this book, if someone mentioned contemporary to me, I was always like, "meh." But then Stephanie..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
5.0
"Reasons I wasn't sure if this book would appeal to me: 1) It sounds like a cheating book. I..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
4.7
"I simply adored this from the very first words of the book to the very last-- and yes, I'm including..."
Anna and the French Kiss
 
4.3
"I'll admit that I have a wall up when it comes to books that revolve around romance. Too often I..."
Lola and the Boy Next Door
 
3.0
"I was disappointed in this book. Really disappointed. I finished reading Anna and I was on such a Stephanie..."