Sunday, 31 July 2011

Wereworld: Rage of the Lions by Curtis Jobling (11 years +)

July 2011, Puffin 
pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, 11 years + 

War, intrigue, treachery, adventure, lots of peril and danger, bravery, growing friendships, tough decisions, humour, violence, a tissue or two needed, 

Summary from Puffin
He has the makings of a great warrior - but first he must master the blade and the beast.
When Lady Gretchen is abducted by the Werelion Prince Lucas, Drew and his friends embark on a perilous chase to stop the prince fleeing to his homeland of Bast. As Drew encounters terrifying new Werelords along the way, he is led to the exotic city of Cape Gala, where the forces of Onyx, the Beast of Bast, await.
Now Drew must summon all of his courage and strength - because the Catlords are ready to attack 

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Whitley....I know she isn't the main character, but she's my favourite. She's adventurous, determined to have as much action as she can. Even when injured she's quick thinking and always looks to escape and help her friends. She provides a lot of support for Drew, who is rebelling against the role people want to put him in, as well as fighting against all the security measures placed around him. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Let me put it this way, I thought Drew's enemies were brutal in book one. That was almost nothing compared to what happens here! I'm dreading what's in store for Drew in book three. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? It felt like something new was happening on virtually every page. It was a joy to read with so many exciting events happening. 

One of my favourite parts was...when Whitley was in a seriously bad state, she decides to creep around, looking for a way out while the enemy is snoring away on the floor, never far from where she treads. She never gives up, and is stronger than some of the soldiers in the army. 

This series is a highly enjoyable one, and I give this book 10/10 

Be sure to check out more on the Wereworld website.

Suggested read
Be sure to read book one, Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf

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