Farrey, Brian The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, 256 pages. Atheneum (Simon), 2016. $17. Content: G.
Princess Jeniah has been told all of her life to never enter Dreadwillow Carse. If any monarch of her country does, then the Monarchy will fall. For a thousand years, everyone in the Monarchy has been at peace, full of joy. But when Jeniah meets Aon, a girl of the kingdom who is definitely NOT at peace, the pair hatch a plan to explore the Cars without actually breaking the curse. What they discover will change both of them and may also change the course of the realm.
A very nice piece of fantasy that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Now that Harry Potter doesn’t have such a stranglehold on the psyche of our elementary students, it may be a good time to introduce a stand alone (I hope), well-crafted novel.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher