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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Review #282: Pandora and Wizdom The Quest for the Blood Jewel- K.M. Woodard

Title: Pandora and Wizdom: The Quest for the Blood Jewel
Author: K.M. Woodard
Pages: 306
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Wizdom didn t know dragons really existed. He s never ridden a white woolly mammoth or flown on a griffin. He s never known a real king or a princess or been friends with a goblin. Wizdom s never seen elves that glow blue all the time. All he s ever known are his adoptive mother and his aunt Kayden. 
One day he finds himself in a secret world, face to face with dragons and fire monsters. He meets an interesting girl, Pandora, who he learns is no ordinary girl, just as he is no ordinary boy. Wizdom soon finds himself on a magical journey full of secrets, sorcery, danger and evil. He fights many fierce battles and faces certain death as his quest leads him on an adventure like never before as he discovers his true identity or does he? 
In blending adventure with emotional growth YA readers will delight in both the wit and gravity displayed by the two protagonists. The packed plot, myriad characters and classic fantasy tropes will keep younger readers engaged and inspired Kirkus Reviews
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
This was a quick and easy read for me, not only because it was a middle grade novel, but because it was a great story to get lost in. My only concern was that it is very similar to Harry Potter, except these kids go on an epic journey. Also I found a few parts to be a bit jumpy, but otherwise it made for an interesting read. 
I did like all of the characters, and there were a lot of them. Sometimes I did forget who was who. But I am excited to watch Wizdom and Pandora grow up. I'm also excited to see what other adventures they will go on.
This was a great middle grade fantasy. The world that KM Woodard created is very detailed and easy to navigate. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy the Harry Potter series. 

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