Monday, November 5, 2018

The Elsewhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie - ADVISABLE

The Elsewhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie, 288 pages.  Floris Books, 2018.  $10.

Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (some murders, not graphic)



Members of the Bureau of Magical Investigation are being murdered.  The few remaining members of the team are on the case, but they need help. Daniel and Ellie have been running the Nowhere Emporium for six months now.  For the unveiling of Daniel’s new attractions, wonders, and imaginings, the Emporium sets down in Keswick.  All goes well at the first show, except that one audience member, Edna, can’t be found. Something is terribly wrong within the depths of the Emporium – something Edna very unwillingly brought to fruition.  The fight for the heart of magic and the life of the Emporium depends upon Daniel and the Bureau working together to solve a decades old evil that is only now coming to light.

I wanted to love this as much as I did the first, but it was more like an 8 instead of a 10. Definitely much creepier – feels like a horror book rather than a fantasy.  I don’t think teen readers will be disappointed at all.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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