The Choice – Book Two of the Sidhe by Cindy Cipriano Book Review by Dawn Thomas Publisher: Odyssey Books 275 Pages Sci Fi & Fantasy, Children’s Fiction At the end of the first book Laurel’s brother Daniel returns from the Sidhe. They saw Finley but before they could get him out Brownshire, a brownie, says something and Finley disappears in a puff of smoke. Calum is determined to find out where Finley is. Laurel begs Calum to give her and Daniel the Talents. Laurel’s mother catches them and stops them. Laurel’s parents are angry at the Sidhe and the part they played in Daniel’s abduction years ago. Calum and Hagen miss spending time with Laurel. Her father has made it impossible for the boys to interact with Laurel or Daniel. Laurel finds a way to meet Calum she tells him she has the Talents and needs his help. Something has been trying to get in the house to steal her new baby sister, Mary. At one point she traps Brownshire but he gets away without telling where he sent Finley. Calum’s grandfather tells him that Laurel is the key for Finley’s return. Part two of the book focuses on Finley….
Book Review: Seti’s Charm a Max Carter Adventure by Chris Everheart Review by Dawn Thomas Publisher: Yellow Rocket Media Children’s Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers 256 Pages In a dark museum two men are working frantically to remove an Egyptian artifact. An old man hears them and tells them they are not supposed to be there. They attack him and he goes down hard. Max, a 14 year old is out looking for his grandfather when he sees the inferno that was the museum. Max tells his grandfather the museum is gone and along with it Seti’s Charm. His grandfather says, “Not the real one.” Max’s grandfather believes the charm is cursed and must be returned to Egypt or he will die from his injuries. This begins Max’s quest to find the original Eye of Horus known as Seti’s Charm. His grandfather’s only clue was to find Renault. Max must find this man and ask for his help to find the amulet and return it to Egypt. His travels take him to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. where he must fight for his own life and the life of an unexpected friend. I enjoyed this book. It was filled with suspense and intrigue….