Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds #1) by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel -ESSENTIAL

Siegel, Mark and Siegel, Alexis The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds #1) 250 pages. Random House, 2017. $17.99. Language: G ( 0 swears) ; Mature Content:G; Violence: G.  GRAPHIC NOVEL
There are five worlds, with five different races, each world suited to each race. Their habitats are breaking down and some believe that is due to the fact that each planet has not been able to light its ancient beacon. The mother world, the largest, house's a magical group of sand dancers, they believe they have a special person who can light all the beacons, but the other worlds don't buy it and even want to battle for resources. Oona is a young sand dancer, whose sister was supposed to light the beacon years ago, but disappeared. Now she falls into an adventure and meets An, a young boy who doesn't have long to live and Jax, a star athlete. Together they discover that their worlds don't have much time and they hope to help.
This is an incredibly well written book with multi-faceted plot. I may have done a poor job summing up the plot. Reading this graphic novel was like watching a great anime movie with fantastic illustrations, well crafted characters, and top notch world building.I think upper elementary and middle school student will love this book. Its harmless enough for a younger reader, but they will have trouble understanding the complex and intriguing plot.  
EL, MS –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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