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Seven Sorcerers

(Seven Sorcerers #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  896 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2009 by Quercus (first published 2009)
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Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forkindle
I loved this book. Truly, madly, deeply loved this book.

Seven Sorcerers is that first real Middle-Grade novel I have read since, well, I was in middle grade. And I am so glad I got such an amazing reintroduction to the MG section of the bookstore! Seven Sorcerers is filled with rollicking adventure, humorous villains, entertaining sidekicks and some epic I'm-doing-this-out-of-love sacrifice. It kept me entertained for hours - and I was genuinely sad when it ended.

Seven Sorcerers takes a new spin
K.C. Rivers
Sep 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
Have you ever continued to read a particular book just because you want to make sure that your own writing doesn’t end up the same? I felt like that with this story. I did read the whole thing, not because I had to find out what happened, but because I was amazed that it was so ... blah. I liked the general concept, regarding the bogeyman, though it took me a while to get used to the British spelling of it. (I can’t forgive the author for referring to them as “BMs,” however. My sense of humor is ...more
Vanessa Murakami
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love this:) On to book 2!!!
May 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I loved the characters, but I don't know if I will read the second one... I just liked how it ended.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So i was going to give this book a 3 star rating as I felt after alllll that time trying to save her brother, the end came round a bit quickly..... now i’ve realised there’s a second book! So i’m hoping that the tales/themes/topics left open will have an end point in the second book.
Trouble is.... i’m not sure if i’m desperately in a rush to read the second book. I liked some of the characters, i liked the random things that happen, i like the twist on the bogeyman.... i liked the book...
What i
Dec 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
One fine morning ten-year-old ninevah redstone wakes up to find her four-year old brother, toby, missing along with all his belongings. And as if that wasn’t a bad enough way to start a day, her mom suddenly can’t remember the very existence of toby,her son; and neither can her grandparents. It’s almost as if the person who kidnapped toby stole the proof of his very existence along with him, from everyone except ninevah. And just when ninevah is about to just give up looking for him and give in ...more
Jessica Martinez
May 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Yeah...sorry but i am following the 50 page rule: if i don't like the book within the first fifty pages i won't read any more, but in this case a made it up to page 88 and i just stopped.
i can't get into the story, maybe its the plot that doesn't interest me.
the way the information is written is too much at once in just a couple of pages. i like my books to explain things like in this case the Drift.
i did like the beginning, but then it became boring and i put the book down. it still hasn't got
Annmarie Ager
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
why i got the book:
i brought the second book and had to buy the first. i am glad now i did find this series.
the world that the story was based in was amazing and imaginative i loved all the details and little extras. i found it so interesting dark and beautiful.
nin was a wonderful character to follow and her luck and determination to put her life back together made you have to keep reading. the other characters in the book were all amazing and sometimes dark and dangerous
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is a fascinating story of Ninevah Redstone, who is on the journey to a magical world, to find her brother, Toby , who had ceased to exist. I really recommend this book to the teenagers who have a great interest in fantasy and adventurous stories.
I am eagerly looking forward to read the sequel of Seven Sorcerers - "Shadow Spells" and I hope it will not disappoint me..!
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this book, could not put it down. Granted it was pretty low in age for me and i grabbed it off my shelf just for something to read, but in the end i was a very gripping book from cover to cover, and i cant wait to read the next one.
Shanshad Whelan
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, childrens, mg
Not bad, sort of Labyrinth meets Neverwhere meets The Never-ending Story. Entertaining enough and clearly leading to more stories in the future. It's a grim but exciting middle grade fantasy.
Jean Kirby
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
A good fantasy story (book 1 in the series), especially if you like magic/ wizards.
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing I loved it in every way
I usually don’t like books that have multiple main characters and tell you what they’re all thinking but I still love this book because it pulled me in and all the adventure it had.
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Seven Sorcerers by Caro King is one of the most humorous, entertaining and spellbinding middle grade novels I’ve ever read. With highly entertaining characters, epic villains that could make Voldemort shiver in fear, reliable and unreliable sidekicks, and a strange and miraculous world called The Drift, Seven Sorcerers offers everything you could ever wish for in fantasy. I was both amazed and impressed while reading this, and I would recommend it to everyone, fant
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heb-ik, read-2020
An okay read, not great but not terrible either.
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: medieval-a-thon
This book was the first of seven on my TBR for medievalathon this year. It covers the prompt for daggers, which is to start or finish a duology.
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun and imaginative, great characters, wild plot.
Skimmed the last half, not impressed
Feb 26, 2017 added it
Shelves: middle-grade, magic
This story was a bit... vague. There was a lot of telling and not showing, and too much happening at once with very little detail. ...I did not finish it. :(
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Nin wakes up one morning to find her younger brother Toby no longer exists. No one, not even her mother, remembers him. To make matters worse, the bogeyman who snatched him has come back for Nin. Determined to find her brother, Nin journeys across the Drift, a magical land of dread and desire. There she will find an evil far beyond any she's ever imagined . . .

This dark fantasy paints a story both grim and funny. Skerridge is a bogeyman who has never lost a child is determined Nin will not be th
Hannah White
Dec 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: took-forever
The only reason I finished this book is because I needed the number on my goodreads goal.

I'm so disappointed. I really wanted to like it but Just ... NO. I'm so MAD right now. I could really go on a rant about why I disliked this book but I'll try not to.

5 Things About Seven Sorcerers

1) luck was a strong theme in this book. But like ... I don't understand why/how that's even a theme? And it's spelled outright so many times. As a result of all the luck going on in this book, the chara
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: egalley, read-in-2011
For Nin, Wednesday is the worst day of a week but she learned a whole new dimension of worst when on one Wednesday her little brother Toby was gone and no one in her family remembered him except her. Tried to discover the mystery, she realized that whatever took Toby is planning to kidnap her as well. Managed to escape from the bogeyman but everyone is her family lost their memories about her, hid in Drift with the help of Jonas, a stranger who experienced the same thing with her, Nin discovered ...more
Wayne McCoy
Apr 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A quite engaging middle grade reader with an abrupt (and unfinished) ending, this book was reminiscent of Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and the movies 'Labyrinth' and 'Spirit Away.' It is a wholly unique creation, but if you like any of those things, then you may enjoy this.

Ninevah Redstone wakes up one morning to find that her younger brother Toby has gone missing, and she is the only person who retains any memory that he existed. He has been taken by a bogeyman (or BM), and events soon conspire to
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it
In terms of fantasy-type literature, I haven't read anything quite like this. Nin wakes up one morning to discover her brother has gone missing, and she's the only one who remembers him. When the Boeyman, Skerridge, comes to steal her away as well, she enters the world of the Drift. It's a land occupied by the Fabulous (those created by magic) and the Quick (people with souls), and there's a constant struggle between the two under the surface.

Nin befriends Jonas, and together they go on an adven
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: grades 5-8
Shelves: children-fantasy
Nin normally hates Wednesdays, but the Wednesday her little brother disappears—along with all of his things—is the worst Wednesday by far. When Nin realizes that their mother doesn’t remember that Toby ever existed, she knows something is very wrong.

Nin soon learns that her brother didn’t just disappear; he was kidnapped by a Boogeyman and taken to The Drift, an alternate world where magic and strange creatures exist…along with Mr. Strood, the immortal man behind all of the kidnapping cases lik
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Nineveh(Nin for short) Redstone has a problem,her brother has gone missing.To make it even more complicated no one but her seems to remember he existed in the first place!

He has been kidnapped by the bogeyman Skerrit into another world and now its up to Nin to save him.

Ok before anyone starts...I knew it was a childrens book when I started reading it but I just liked the plot and thought it sounded amazing. I am a firm believer that á good book is a good book.This book wasnt it though.

I was expe
This book was really good even for it being a younger kids novel but I felt like being young at heart! So this book is about this girl Nin trying to find and save her little brother Toby from a boogeyman who sold him and brought him to a more evil man who has been collecting Children for decades. On her way to save the day she runs into a few people who become her strange alleys even one she made herself.
When I was reading about what the book is it made me think of this Halloween Disney movie I
Jul 02, 2011 rated it liked it
This is another book I received from Goodreads First Reads.

Generally, I'm not all that into young adult fiction. I do, however, love sci/fi and fantasy.

I will say that this book could be read by people of all ages. The story is interesting with a number of twists. The characters are very well crafted. I especially liked the character of Skerridge the Bogeyman and his growth as a character throughout the story.

I do think that the story ended a little to abruptly. It would have been nice to have a
Johanna Berliner
Jan 15, 2015 marked it as dnf
Honestly could not get into this book. The story is interesting enough, but a lot of it feels very contrived- events happen in such rapid succession that it feels more like levels in a video game than events in a story (as soon as Nin & Jonas overcome one obstacle, there's immediately another one, and then another, and another- with little room for development, as far as I could tell). The writing doesn't flow well (King is too caught up in style)- I found myself revising it in my head as I read ...more
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CARO KING was born in London and raised in Surrey. She did a foundation art course at university and tackled a series of widely varied jobs before joining the Civil Service, working in the Official Receiver's office. She now works part-time and lives in Surrey with her husband, Kevin, writing and restoring their Edwardian house.

Seven Sorcerers came from a rainy lunchtime when she began mapping out

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