Fanning, Kieran The Black Lotus (The Samurai Wars #1), 304 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), OCTOBER 2016. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (small amount of blood and death).
Cormac, Kate , and Ghost was refugees in a world that is rapidly being overtaken by the Japanese Empire. All three have special abilities and are recruited to the Black Lotus, a resistance group that for 500 years has held onto the one object that has kept Lord Goda from taking over the whole world. When betrayal rocks the Black Lotus, the trio follows an enemy into the past, hoping that they can save the future.
Fanning has started a fast paced series based on an alternate present where Japan is in charge. For students who love action adventure, this is a sold choice.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher