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Scarlet and the Keepers of Light (Scarlet Hopewell #1)

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Perhaps it's the fact that her puppy has grown to be twice the size of a normal German Shepherd and has started talking. Perhaps it's that mysterious evil figures are searching everywhere for her and her family, intent on ending her life. Or perhaps it's the fact that Scarlet Hopewell has just learned that she is one half of a prophecy that will decide the fate of two worl ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Brandon West
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    Brandon West
    Nov 08, 2011 Brandon West rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
    Ok, so this may be cheating a bit. This is my new novel, the first in a series of books for young adults. If you like the Harry Potter series, the Hobbit and the like, give it a read. I don't think you'll be disapointed.
    If your puppy suddenly grew to become twice the size of the biggest dog and began talking, wouldn't you suspect something was wrong? And if you stumbled on a prophecy that indicated that you were to play a key role in a bigger picture, what would you do?

    Scarlet and the Keepers of Light presents just such a dilemma when Scarlet Hopewell discovers that her world is anything but ordinary and predictable. Her perception of reality vastly expands when the barriers between magical and non-magical worl
    Steve White
    I enjoy reading the Fantasy books that are written for the middle graders and early teens. They have a more pure feel to me. And this one is a very fine example.
    Mr. West has created a amazing imaginative world that live in tandem with our own. Their fates closely tied together.
    Sure, there are dark forces at work. But not so dark to scare away younger readers. There are battles as well. All age appropriate and letting each readers imagination add in the level of detail they are comfortable with.
    This is an enchanting book. A simple, classic fairytale that is timeless. The good vs evil plot was well done and I love the world and the characters the author created.It's something all little girls will adore, but the author doesn't talk down to the reader so adults can enjoy it as well. I think it's refreshing that it doesn't have the main character chasing after boys & caring what everyone at school thinks of her, what she'll wear, or wanting to be popular, it's more family oriented. Sh ...more
    I LOVED this book!The storyline is great!An adventure story with a girl as the savior....will she be able to do it?Read it and find out!The narrator,Harriet Stevens, was wonderful with all the voices and readings.I will be waiting for a sequel to this one.
    Jan 27, 2015 Phyllis rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: Linda Menkes
    This story is a great fantasy for middle-school age or higher. I like the fact that Scarlet gets to have her adventures with her family, and that her family is obviously close, instead of the more common scenario where the hero or heroine goes off on a magical adventure leaving the family behind and completely unaware of what is going on.

    I can recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy no matter what their age.
    Beth Grossman- yacoub
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
    That being said I must admit that this book is what I think of when I think of children's books done right! The world building is superb, the writing is not overly simplistic and babyish, the pace is never slow and not so fast as to feel rushed. There were dwarfs, magical assassins, light wielding winged people, talking kick a$$ animals, evil magical princes and more. I can not remember many kid's books causing me to lose sleep in r
    Nothing really wrong with just wasn't very exciting. Overall it did not evoke much emotion in me.
    Melissa Robitille
    This book is a superlative example of modern children's writing. The author does not 'dumb down' or condescend to engage the child reader, but chooses to write in a manner that will engage children, young adults and adults. This is a book (and series) that I feel would be an excellent addition to any school library and a vast improvement over most of the books currently on the shelves in that library.

    A good old-fashioned children's fantasy adventure, if somewhat socially conservative, although perhaps that's part of its charm.
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