Pages

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Syren: Septimus Heap Book Five

http://septimusheap.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/syren_big.jpg
by Angie Sage

I hardly know where to start telling you how much I enjoyed this book.  Syren is written for ages 9-12 and yet it held my interest for all 630 pages.  Many Junior and YA adult books are not so well written and as interesting as Angie Sage's series featuring Septimus Heap.  I often find myself thinking, "I can see how this would be good for a younger reader."  Syren draws that same thought and this additional one, "Totally enjoyable for readers 9 through 99."  I loved it.

The writing, the story, and the characters all drew me in.  There were several tales of adventure that intertwined throughout and kept me interested.  Syren has so many endearing characters that are so vividly described, like Aunt Zelda who looks more like a quilted tent than a woman. 

The Septimus Heap series is one of the better fantasy novels I've read and I highly recommend it.

7 comments:

Staci said...

I need to read 3,4, and then this one. I enjoyed them a lot too!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Woe this is a good looking book and 630 pages???? Is it Harry Potteresque? LOL

I havent heard of these.... I will have to look into them further - thanks!

DesLily said...

good to hear this review! I've read them all and have this one in my tbr pile!! I hope to get to it very soon!!

Beverooni said...

I am right in the middle of this and am enjoying it very much. I'm going to get all those that have been published so far for my grandson for Christmas. I think he will love them.

Zibilee said...

my kids have read the whole series, but I have not. We have copies of them in the house, and after reading your review I think I will grab them up and put them in the TBR pile. Great review, and I am glad you enjoyed the book so much!

Crystal said...

This sounds really good. I just put Magyk on reserve at my library so I can start the series.

Cath said...

I must get back to this series, I've only read book 1 so far. Such beautiful covers too.