Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sam’s Quest for the Crimson Crystal by Ben Furman

This is the 1st in the young adult series.

Sam's parents spend their summers searching for the lost city of Atlantis. While they do this, Sam stays with her grandfather on the family farm in North Carolina. Sam loves her grandfather but wishes she could go with her parents or stay in New York to hang out with her friends, but at 11 years old, she is still too young.

The second day at the farm Sam goes into the forest to revisit the mirrored pool she found yesterday. Little did she know this would change her life forever. While at the pool she rescues a little boy who was flying on a bee but was bumped off and is now stuck in a cobweb, with the spider looking forward to dinner.

The little boy, is actually a bit older than Sam, just small (about the size of her thumb). The boy was actually looking for Sam, because his race is in trouble…and Sam is the one destined to save them.

Sam is up for the adventure and travels to Innerworld with Buzz. Sam soon realizes that this adventure will take her to different worlds and she will meet different races of man and animals. Sam must find the crimson crystal. This is what is needed to destroy the Zogs, the evil beasts trying to take over Innerworld.

So there you have it, a brief description of the book. What do you think? Does it peak your interest? I hope so! While I am much older than the age group targeted for this book, I still enjoyed it. Sam is a girl who has asthma and feels she is nothing special. She is thrown into a world where she is an entire races only hope for survival. She must succeed. I liked the characters in the book and loved how it ended. I'm excited that there is already a second one in the series that is set to be published in Oct. So return sometime later this year for my thoughts on that book.

Have you reviewed this book? If so please let me know and I'll list it below.

Sorry, no reviews yet

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Ladytink_534 said...

Freaky looking creature on the cover lol! Sounds kind of interesting though.

Kris said...

Ladytink_534 - I had the same thoughts! haha! Very freaky looking creature, but, it is a fun book.