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Dragon Bones: The Unwanteds Quests, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Magical twin girls shine in this slow-starting story.

Book Lisa McMann Fantasy 2018
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Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

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I must inform that the plot is great . But i would not approve if my kids read it i don't want them introduced to the tragic time of slaves. you should wait until your kids are older. My kid is 8 and still shudders from the idea of slaves and my son cries from racism. If you do not want your kid introduced to the idea of racism then i would not encourage you to show this book to any child under 10

Is It Any Good?

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While readers will have to wait a while for the quest to start up in this fantasy sequel, they get to spend quality time with two great girl heroes. Fifer and Thisbe make the wait for the action part worthwhile as they learn about their magical abilities and challenge authority. Fifer goes up against her protective brother, studies magic in secret, and befriends some extremely helpful birds. Thisbe goes up against the real evil power, the Revinir, speaks her mind to her, and practices her magic in a cell every night.

As this slow-starter heats up near the end of Dragon Bones, a few curious plot twists -- and one sad development -- set the stage well for another installment.

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