Monday, October 23, 2017

Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit by Aimee Carter - ESSENTIAL

Carter, Aimee Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit (#2) 292 pages. Bloomsbury. 2017. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

Sequel to Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den, this story picks up with Simon and his friends Jam, Ariana, and Winter, heading out on a mission to rescue Simon's mother who has been kidnapped by Orion, King of the Bird Kingdom.  Racing across the country to the desert of Arizona, Simon and his friends must infiltrate the reptile kingdoms lair.  Simon must not only find his mother, but he must keep Orion from discovering one of several pieces to a weapon that will allow him to control all the animal kingdoms.

This was an epic sequel to the first book.  Readers who love Spirit Animals and Fablehaven will gravitate to this series.  As Simon fights to find his mother, it forces him to face his fears, discover what true friendship is, and redefine the meaning of family.  This is a must have for elementary readers but will also appeal to upper grades as well.   

EL, MS -ESSENTIAL. Gina, Media Specialist

No comments: