Parents' Guide to

Dreamdark Series

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Exciting faerie series with a fantastic tomboy heroine.

Book Laini Taylor Fantasy 2007
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Magpie is a fantastic heroine -- the ultimate scrappy tomboy, resourceful, brave, and kind of quirky. The intro to the series bogs down occasionally with detail in this richly envisioned faerie world (complete with art from the author), but the writing is so engaging readers will hardly notice. Once the action ramps up and the true nature of the hiddeous Blackbringer is established, readers will be racing to finish and start the next one.

Whisper, a faerie who can weave silk with her voice, is escaping devils with a Djinn asleep in a lowly tea kettle. She tries to find passage across the mountains to safety and meets the champion Hirik, a brave but secret-laden faerie also after the Djinn, and redemption for his clan. The second installment is even more action-packed, with more devils to fight and more characters to root for. Also, heroism and strength come from unexpected places.

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