Friday, July 18, 2014
On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins - Ian Johns has three sons, and the brothers don't get along very well. Somehow Ian's plan for a family trip turns into a three-way race. Ewan, Zane, and Ganix take sibling rivalry to new lengths as they cross their homeland.
Three very different boys. Three very different roads. Three chances to fulfill their father's hopes... and win.
The author, C. J. Milbrandt (aka Christa Kinde) has written a wonderful early chapter book in a book series. The series will cover all 50 states and the books. The beginning of the series is written for younger children,they will cover 5-12 year olds. The first 16 books are for 5-8 year olds, books 17-34 are for 7-10 year olds, and books 35-50 are for 9-12 year olds.
Though these books are written for younger readers, C. J. Milbrandt is a wonderful author, and her writing can interest older readers as well. The first book in her series, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins, is short read of 5,000 words and is a great intro to, what I am sure will be, another great series.
-For older readers, the book was not too childish, and starts off with a wonderful intro. I was interested the whole time, and couldn't put it down until I finished. I can't wait to see where this series will go, and can't wait for the next book.-
For those who may not remember the author has also written the book Meadowsweet, which I reviewed a little while back. If you've read it, the same style is used in the Byways series, but with younger readers in mind, but no less of an adventure.
So go on and pick up a copy on your e-book!
Overall I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from the author for an honest review