Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the sole purpose of this review. The fact that I enjoyed the book is totally my own opinion.
Have you ever had good intentions of doing something but when you start to do it your attention is needed elsewhere. Well, folks, that has been me lately and especially with writing reviews for books. It is not that I didn’t like the book it was just that time to sit and read was practically non-existent. I was able to sneak a few minutes here and there but never enough to finish a whole book. Then I decided why not read while I was the on the treadmill.
And guess what it worked. A book that I had been struggling to get through I was able to finally finish this week. So I will apologize for this long overdue review. Now on to the book.
In Through the Woods, the long-awaited sequel to Burlwood Forest, John Choquette doesn’t disappoint. Once again he leaves the readers hanging creating excitement for the next book. If you missed my review of the first book, you can check it out here.
Now onto Through The Woods
The story picks up with Michael still feeling the effects of the betrayal of people he thought were his friends. Here is a brief summary of the book.
Life just isn’t getting any easier for eleven-year-old Michael Pumpernickel. He thought he’d taken care of Lord Piper once and for all, but now the situation is worse than ever. The fox is back with a vengeance, and this time, he has a secret weapon that could potentially end the battle for good. Or bad. Probably bad. All hope is not lost. After being rescued by an underground group called The Nervous Sleeve, Michael becomes the unlikely face of the resistance. Together, they must stop the unveiling of Lord Piper’s evil necklaces at the biggest event of the year and figure out what effect they have on humans before it’s too late. All Michael wants to do is go back to school.
Now you know it has to be pretty bad if all Michael wants to do is go back to school. First let me say that this book is entertaining and if you are from North Carolina you will definitely get the references in there. Especially in the part of the book where Michael’s mom is asking a guard why he was a guard and not at Duke? And the guard replies it is an evil place. Knowing that the author graduated from Carolina and that Carolina and Duke are archrivals made me chuckle. Just like the author does in his book as the narrator, I am going to put a little side note in here. ( John, Tell me who won the basketball game last night between Duke and Carolina. 🙂 ).
I will have to say that book entertained and lived up to the standard of writing as the first book. I will also say that watching Michael grow as a character has been very interesting to watch and I can’t wait to see what the next installment holds for Michael and Crispin and all the animals.