Archie Greene is an average boy who is being raised by his grandmother. Upon his twelth birthday a book arrives and his adventure begins. His grandmother tells him that he is part of a magical family and she sends him to a bookstore in Oxford to turn in his book. While there Archie meets the odd cousins that he didn't know he had. Archie also becomes a magical apprentice in a museum where magical books are stored and learns that he has a magical gift of his own. Archie soons heads off on a mystery in this new world he never knew existed.
I enjoyed this book and thought the story was fun. Archie was an engaging character and I enjoyed the host of quirky side characters. I liked the world the author created and I thought the story flowed well. I read this story with a 10 year old and he thought it was a great read. We will definately be reading the next in the series.
D. D. Everest's magical middle grade debut, filled with enchanted books and mysterious activity, is sure to captivate readers. Open this book . . . if you dare to face what awaits you inside!
On his twelfth birthday, Archie Greene receives a mysterious package containing an ancient book in a language he doesn't recognize. The gift leads him to a family he didn't know he had and a world he never knew existed.
With the help of his cousins, Bramble and Thistle, Archie tries to unravel the mystery behind his book, but he begins to realize that his gift is something more powerful than he could have imagined. And the only thing more perilous than its contents is being its owner. The book waited four hundred years for Archie Greene. Now Archie must discover why.