Johnston, E. K. Spindle, 355 pages. Hyperion (Disney), 2016. $19. Language: G (2 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (slight innuendo); Violence: PG (fight with bear demon).
The Storyteller Queen (A Thousand Nights) has become a legend, but her kingdom that she saved has grown and become two different kingdoms. Both kingdoms are in danger, however, because the heartless heir to one of the kingdoms has become the tool of another demon which has waited patiently for the right circumstances to subjugate the peoples. Yashaa and her friends are the ones who will have to stop the demon; their quest will take them to the heart of both realms in order to confront both heirs and putting them in direct path of the demon.
Johnston continues to twist classic stories in surprising, interesting ways. Your adventure lovers, your retold fairy tales fans, and your deep thinkers will all love this.
MS, HS - ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher