THE SPRITE SISTERS Four sisters Four elements Four powers 'The Boy With Hawk-like Eyes' is the sixth in Sheridan Winn's bestselling Sprite Sister series. Aimed at 'tween' readers, these fantasy adventure stories have been bestsellers for Fischer Verlag, with over 550,000 hardback copies sold in Germany and is soon to be produced as a film - released in 2019. Piccadilly Press published the first five titles in the UK, where the books have a keen fan base.
'Have you ever thought about flying?' said Zak. Ariel blinked. 'In an aeroplane?' 'No. Lifting your arms and soaring into the air.' Ariel stared at Zak. She could feel his eyes boring into her and the colour rising in her cheeks. She had been flying over Sprite Towers last night! What should she say? 'No,' she said, with a shake of her head. 'Why, have you?' Zak grinned. 'Yes - flying is cool. You should try it.' It's a year and a half since the Sprite Sisters used their magic powers of Fire, Water, Earth and Air. Amidst much bickering, Flame and Marina are busy with their teenage social lives and even Ash seems to have forgotten about magic. As Ariel harnesses her power of Air to learn to fly, a strange boy comes to Sprite Towers and the family is threatened by the invasion of terrifying, insect-like creatures. With dark magic unleashed in the old house and the air turning poisonous, the Sprite Sisters must quickly find a way to remember their powers.
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Flame and Marina are busy with their phones and boyfriends. Ariel is feeling left out but when Zak, Marina’s boyfriend asks Ariel if she has flown, Ariel decides to use her magic to fly. But one night she sees strange yellow eyes. It seems some screeglings have found their way to Sprite Towers. They are attracted to magic so Ariel thinks that she drew them initially. But when she is warned about the Boy with the Hawk-Like Eyes, she thinks that Zak has something to do with this. It’s up to the sisters to get close again to fight the screeglings and the Boy with the Hawk-Like Eyes. I loved this story. You can’t help but feel bad for Ariel with her sisters growing up. But I really liked how the sisters put aside their differences to stop the screeglings and to figure out if Zak was really causing all the problems. And Zak, you could understand his feelings. Although this is part of a series I can easily be read as a stand-alone story. There are pervious adventures mentioned but it doesn’t slow or stop the story not really knowing about them. The Boy with the Hawk Eyes is a great story for Mid-Graders and adults alike. I have been lucky enough to receive the next two books in this series, Magic at Drysdale’s School and The Mystery of the Locked Room. Unfortunately I ran out of time to read and review them before posting about this book. But be sure to keep your eyes open. I should have their reviews posted shortly. I received The Boy with the Hawk-Like Eyes for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
The Sprite Sisters: The Boy With Hawk-Like Eyes is so fun! This book is awesome. I cannot believe how nostalgic this book made me feel. It reminded me of a book that I would read in middle school, which is refreshing, actually. You forget how much you miss those fantasy-adventure novels. I was really surprised when I saw that The Sprite Sisters had multiple volumes! This is a perfect stand-alone book, but I do wish I could read the rest of the volumes. Ariel has a special place in my heart. She is absolutely adorable and fierce. She goes with what she believes in and never gives up on her "gift". Speaking of gifts, I loved that the sister's names correlated with their gifts. That's pretty cute. The Sprite Sisters: The Boy With Hawk-Like Eyes is just perfect to me. The language of the book is great, everything is clearly described. And the character development! I'm a sucker for great character development, which The Sprite Sisters: The Boy With Hawk-Like Eyes has! Overall I would mainly recommend this book to middle school aged readers, but hey it's a fun read, so anyone can read it! I give The Sprite Sisters: The Boy With Hawk-Like Eyes five stars!