Miss Nine is an avid reader — something that makes me happy because I know how amazing books can be! — and since she first started chapter books she has been reading…and reading…and reading. She also likes a wide variety of books so I’m always interested in finding new things for her to read and see if she likes it. I decided to introduce her to a new Scholastic series. The Spirit Animals series is a fantasy series geared specifically for kids ages 8-12 and the first book in the series, Wild Born, was released earlier this month!
While Miss Nine is just delving into the novel (so the jury is still out), there are some very cool bonus aspects to the book that she has already enjoyed! Miss Nine thought the tattoos that were included were really cool. In addition, she really liked being able to log onto the Spirit Animals website where she could create her own character and spirit animal then use her special code that is included in the book to unlock an adventure!
The Spirit Animals series has an interesting premise. Separated by vast distances, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have each summoned a beast of legend — a spirit animal. Now their fate is set. An ancient threat is rising once again, conquering whole cities with terrifying speed. The four young heroes and their animals must band together on a quest to find legendary talismans — before they fall into enemy hands.
Recently released Wild Born was written by Brandon Mull, a well-established fantasy writer. The second installment, Hunted, will be released in January and is written by Maggie Stiefvater — who happens to be the author of the Shiver triology and one of my favourite writers so I can’t wait to check out her novel in this series!
If you want to learn more, check out the Spirit Animals on their Scholastic website!