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The Familiars (Familiars Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

46 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

A Fantastic Adventure For Boys and Girls!

My daughter picked this out when she saw the cover - she enjoys The Warriors and Harry Potter - and we read the book together over the course of several evenings. We absolutely loved it. But to my surprise, my 11 year old son, who isn't much of a reader, "borrowed" the ...
My daughter picked this out when she saw the cover - she enjoys The Warriors and Harry Potter - and we read the book together over the course of several evenings. We absolutely loved it. But to my surprise, my 11 year old son, who isn't much of a reader, "borrowed" the book when we were finished and read it himself in a few nights! I can see why it appealed to both of them - there's lots of humor, great action and adventure, and in this parent's opinion, some excellent lessons as well (friendship, loyalty, believing in oneself). I know this family is eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series.

posted by thefantaseer on October 12, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Um

I think it was a little boring in the middle, but it was good everywhere else

posted by 7638883 on January 3, 2012

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

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    Review of The Familiars

    Okay - so I'm not a fan of books where animals speak and the story generally revolves around animals (and no, I never read that Warrior series). I used to love the movies centering around animals as a kid (Hello, Homeward Bound and Beethoven), but outgrew them in my teenage years.

    Then The Familiars made it's way through the blogosphere.. well, I would say.. burst its way instead of made its way. I'm seeing this book everywhere. My dislike of animal books kept me from outright buying it.. but now that I've read my library's copy I'm thinking I may just have to make the investment.

    This is the best middle grade book I've read in a while., ranking up there with the Gregor series and the Ranger's Apprentice series (which I love, love, love). The story could have been corny - I mean, we're talking about a cat, a tree frog and a blue jay here - but it worked. And I loved said tree frog. He made the book for me. I'm still cackling with laughter over some of his lines.

    If you have a middle schooler, definitely get this book for him or her to read. She will devour it, and you will too. Fun, fun story and I can't wait for the next one!

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Love it

    Super good it is one of my favorite books! If you like harry poter you would like this book!!!!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Click this!

    It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Familiars RP

    At nerini only result. Please state what you are. ~Enisa, the telekinetic Maidenmoor cat

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Awsome

    Its a mark twain nomonie!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Great book needs better movie

    Great book needs better movie
    NOTE: movie not made YET

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Very enjoyable

    I found this to be a fun and enjoyable fantasy. Not to be taken as seriously as some seem to have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Love it

    But maybe a little more deatail . For example instead of "Kalstaff fell to the ground dead " he should've said "Kalstaff fell to the ground with a sheer look of horror of Loranealls evilness , hope that the prophzied ones would sucseed and another feeling Aldwyn couldn't tell . Just like that , in less then a second , the once great wizard was dead . " Other then that it was great .

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