A Measure of Disorder (Mother-Earth #1)
First of all, the story moves at the PERFECT pace, not boringly slow but not too fast so that it can include details. The characters are full of characters, whoa that sounded weird. I did not hate any of the characters (and I always hate some characters in a book). I really like juvenile book characters where the book do not focus on relationships with the main girl and guy, but focus on the mystical story. The book focus on the journey, or adventure the main characters have. The plot is so captivating that I couldn't put it down.
I love the setting! It was very mysterious and magical. This was definitely one reason I love juvenile books. The descriptions allowed you to imagine yourself the world full with elemental spirits, goblins, dragons and more.
The story kind of reminds me of Narnia with all the creatures and enchanting scenery. But a better comparison might be the mini 2 part series of Neverland.
I really enjoyed the evil side's POV. To me, it was far more interesting than the good side. It just feel like there was more going on than the good side. The good side just basically walked, not very interesting. But with the evil side, you discover a lot of things which is awesome.
When the children entered the main city, wow, was that an experience! I really loved the writing!
Seriously this book was amazing! It had all I wanted in a book. Even with Michael Scott's books I had to put it down and reread it months after. This is why I am drawn towards books that are for ages 9-12 because I don't want to deal with the crappy relationships and other boring stuff YA books offer me. Brilliant job Alan!
This book is about an 8th grade class that gets sent to another world called Mother. At first, they don't understand where they are, but then strange things start happening and they get attacked by some Gobinstrastorai (ugly people from Mother). And a cute little gnome guy named Crank helps them.
They set out to go to a big city for help but along the way they all start to change into different creatures. It's way cool! I can't say much more without giving alot away!
So much happens in this book and it was so much fun I couldn't put it down. Plus there was a first chapter in the back for the next book and I can't wait for it to come out!!