The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2013
List Price: $16.99
Review: There's evil a-comin from the hill. If the mist doesn't get you the Agromods will. A Flame In The Mist by Kit Grindstaff takes place in Anagliva and will have you hanging on every word, on every page.
In Anglvia, the sun never shines. Jemma lives within a web of lies. She is not who she thinks she is. With Her rats, two magical crystals, her stone, and a timeline related to her powers, Jemma must make a decision that could change everything forever.
I absolutely loved this book. I believe that it is intended for both girls and boys. Girls would enjoy this book because it is about a girl and you can hear her thoughts and feelings, like when Jemma has a reoccurring nightmare that haunts her dreams. However, for the boys, there is a lot of conflict and fighting like when Jemma is lost in the dark forest with monsters and the mist fighting her at every turn. Certain grim parts might scare children younger than 5th grade. For instance, an important character has to cut off a body part to stay alive. I would suggest this book for 5th grade and older because of some of the gloominess in some of the chapters, but anyone older would enjoy it a lot. It is a relatively long book, 449 pages, so if you do not like longer books, this book would not be for you. Also if you do not like fiction, this book would not be for you. The plot will keep you hooked most definitely, because there is danger around every corner. Over all, I loved this book and I hope you will give it a try!
Review written by Clare (6th grade student).
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