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The Emerald Atlas by John  Stephens
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Sep 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, tween, witches-and-wizards
Read in September, 2012

I really liked this book. I thought the story was inventive while still being reassuringly familiar. It had some of the recognizable tropes of children's fantasy - three young orphans, a prophecy, a magical object, an evil witch, a wise old wizard - while including some really interesting twists and turns, like time traveling and elf-hating dwarves. It was just funny enough and just suspenseful enough and just sweet enough. And I think it'd appeal to both boys and girls.

My only caveat is that maybe the character of the youngest sister, Emma, didn't totally ring true for me. But I get the feeling that this is going to be a trilogy with each book focusing on one of the children, so maybe that will change in Emma's book.

Also, Stephens wrote for "Gilmore Girls," so I gotta give him props for that. (Though hopefully he was one of the earlier writers rather than that later ones...)

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