Saturday, September 8, 2018

Series Review of The Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn & Illustrated by Robert McPhillips

I have been trying to figure out a way to share all these books I read with you but still include other non-review posts on the blog.  One method I have come up with was to share the reviews for an entire series (or pair) of books in one post.  I will do my absolute best to keep spoilers out of these posts in case you plan to read the books, but there is a slight chance that even the synopsis of a book can give away the result of the previous book. So if you don't want to know anything at all about the later books in a series that might giveaway something in the first book STOP READING NOW!

So I originally discovered this series while browsing on Book Outlet and thought it would be a fun series to give a try before Munchkin got to this reading level. It is currently 13 books long and the most recent book was just released in May of this year, there may be more books coming in the future.   Being as it is such a long series I will link to my full review of each of the books (otherwise this would be a huge post). 

Full Series Synopsis:  "Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly—a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure.

Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly!

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers."

The series continues with new adventures throughout the Kingdom of Wrenly and with a variety of characters and moral dilemmas that Lucas and Clara must face and hopefully make the right decision. 

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Full Series Review: I really enjoyed this series, it is a great introduction to both chapter books and fantasy books for both young boy and young girl readers.  Each book also features a thinly veiled moral message and are pretty relatable for that young target audience.  The characters in the story have to wade through decisions and situations like bullying, lying, prejudices and even simple things like not wanting to focus on certain lessons (classes). While they did get a little repetitive for me as an adult reader, the formula is pretty much the same for each story and even the page length is exactly the same length, that does help young readers to settle into reading and understanding how stories are set up with a beginning, middle and end; conflict and resolution.  This is really a great early chapter book series that young readers will enjoy and with currently only 13 books, they will be satisfied with the ending and be able to move on to more difficult books by the end of the series.  I give this series an over all rating of Four Paws!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a cute series I’d have loved as a kid. The repetitiveness might drive me a bit nuts now.