Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Carnival Magic by Amy Ephron - OPTIONAL

Carnival Magic (The Castle in the Mist 2) by Amy Ephron, 266 pages.  Philomel (Penguin), 2018.  $17.

Content: G



Tess and Max are spending the summer with their Aunt Evie, but this time they are at the beach cottage in Devon.  When a carnival springs up over night next to the cottage, the kids get caught up in another magical mystery.  This time they are whisked to almost the same carnival – but now they are stuck and if they don’t work fast, they could be stuck forever.

You don’t need to read the first book in order to understand the second, but it might help you like the characters more if you do.  I wasn’t particularly interested in Max and Tess’s magical adventure because I didn’t connect with them emotionally.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I enjoyed the first book, but it hasn't circulated as hoped. Creepy carnivals REALLY don't do well, so I passed on this one.