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The Exotics Book 2: Xanadu House

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Rachael survived her adventures on The Floating Menagerie and went back to her normal life…except that her mom is still missing. Now she’s coming down with the Exotics virus herself and is changing into a half-human, half-animal Exotic, just like her friends. As a new Exotic, Rachael can’t control the change, so she travels to a safe place for Exotics in danger—Xanadu Hous ...more
Published June 4th 2012 by Wonderland Press
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EmmaMarie Hunneyball
This is a book about what children do to other children when they sense weakness, vulnerability, and difference.

in "Xanadu House" Rachael is again forcibly removed from her home and the remnants of her family, and thrown into the world of The Exotics. This time she goes not only as their champion, but as one of them. As she begins her bizarre transformation into a gecko Rachael demonstrates that familiar knack for accepting a weird truth, and using it to her advantage. In another writer's hands
As an adult, I'm not supposed to admit that I enjoyed reading a book for younger readers. But as a grandfather, it's okay for me to tell how much my grandkids will enjoy De Kenyon's book, Xanadu House.

Xanadu House is Book 2 of The Exotics, and it's a bit hard to get started if you haven't read Book 1 (a problem which is readily solved). A bit hard, that is, if you're an adult with the adult kind of mind that insists on every question having a logical answer. On the other hand, Xanadu House has a
Elizabeth Barone
"Xanadu House" starts off with seemingly ordinary kid problems: staying with a relative, bullies at school, and homesickness. The story quickly becomes more complicated as Rachael gains control of her animal form and learns more about the bullies.

The ending was my favorite part, even though it abruptly cut and left me saying, "That's it?!" out loud. The Exotics is a fun and exciting series, and even though it's technically for kids, I'm really enjoying it.
Paddy O'callaghan
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Dec 01, 2012
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De Kenyon likes to cook and eat weird food that tastes good but grosses people out when they find out what’s in it, like chocolate truffles with fish sauce, fish heads, and tongue sandwiches. Her next gross-food project is going to be finding a tasty way to cook brains, which she will then feed to her daughter, aged ten.

She does karate with her daughter now, just in case zombies attack or her daug
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