Ice Wolves – Elementals #1 by Amie Kaufman
(By Sam S Aged 11)
I showed Sam this book I was going to read for review, and he was immediately taken in by the cover. He read the back, and that was it, I knew who was going to review Amie Kaufman’s first book in her first solo series.
Ice wolves is a fantasy novel set in a mystical land where you can be one of two elementals who are sworn enemies. The ice wolves, the protectors of common folk, or the evil scorch dragons hiding in the mountains and snatching up children from their homes and setting fire to the houses. But are they what the seem? Anders is a twelve year old orphan living on the streets with his sister Rayna but when they both turn into different elemental forms, Anders an ice wolf and Rayna a scorch dragon, their world is plunged into one of chaos as the Ice Wolves prepare for war against the Scorch Dragons. But first they have to find them.
My favourite character is Anders because in his heart he is doing the right thing, but almost everyone else says he’s doing the wrong thing. His best friend and sister believe him so he pushes on!
I recommend this book for ages 9-12 because this is not too hard to read, but has larger words an more complex sentences and for an early reader this is the equivalent to reading a dictionary because of the complexity of the words. I applaud the writer as this book is a work of art in the fantasy/ adventure genre. IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great read! (:-).
I think Sam will be hanging out for the next book in the series.