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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland

The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland. A Wings of Fire Novel.

The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland

Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 2013
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780545349208

Review: Do you love danger, suspense, and mystery? Well then The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland is your book. It is the third book in the Wings of Fire series so you should probably read the first two first, just to get to know Sunny, Clay, Starflight, Tsunami, and Glory. The Hidden Kingdom is a great book with action and suspense, and almost every other feeling you could imagine.

The plot of this story has all kinds of twist and turns. Readers are taken through rainforests, villages in the trees, the Kingdom of Sand, Icewing, and the Kingdom of Night. Throughout these enticing settings, the Dragonets of Destiny make their way to the rainforest where a major secret comes into play setting the stage for the rest of the tale. The Hidden Kingdom follows the adventures in the first two books of the series, so it is important to read them both first.

This book is fantastic. To start off, it has a lot of action-packed moments that don't always end the way you'd expect. It has a lot of mystery too. Moments were major events happen from the smallest events. The Hidden Kingdom also has suspense. One moment you think the main characters are perfectly safe, and the next they are gone. There are moments when someone is hurt and they might die and for some readers, that can be very scary. In fact, it does have one very graphic and violent scene. Readers have to be mature enough to handle this. Plus the plot can seem scattered making it hard to follow at times. One event leads to another and then another and another. It can be very confusing. Speaking of confusing, I found that this book is hard to read without rereading. It will most definitely confuse some readers. Overall, however, this story is very good, and I'll be anxiously awaiting the next book.

Review written by Sean (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Scholastic for providing a copy of The Hidden Kingdom for this review.

Have you read The Hidden Kingdom? How would you rate it?

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