Sunday, March 27, 2016

Megan's Brood- Book One by Roy Burdine - A Review.

Megan's Brood- Book 1

  • Series: Megan's Brood (Book 1)
  • Author: Roy Burdine
  • Illustrator: Shawn McManus 
  • Paperback: 107 pages
  • Publisher: We Built It Publishing; Book 1 edition (February 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495167763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495167768
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.3 inch

About the Book

New Edition - Featuring 6 New Full Page Illustration Megan's life is uprooted when her family moves to a new house in a far away town where she discovers a tiny brood of mysterious creatures living in the attic. As she raises them each begin to manifest unique traits of their own -- one that blows fire like a dragon, one who sprouts wings and flies, and a girl with a hypnotic singing voice, are just a few among the group. The mystery of where these fantastical creatures come from and what their ultimate purpose might be leads Megan down an exciting path to adventure and discovery (and not just a little danger!) Written by Roy Burdine and beautifully Illustrated by Shawn McManus. (Sandman, Fables)

My Review

This is not a book I would typically pick up. It is dark and brooding, a way that I used to be but no longer am. However, I was intrigued by the concept of the book. Here is a girl, ripped from here school and moved to a new town with her family. In her loneliness, she discovers a brood of creatures to keep her company in her attic room. Adventures ensue when one of the creatures turns against them, but Megan finds her purpose.

While, I have aged out of this story, and I am not a brooding preteen or teen, I have a nine year old that is quickly approaching that brooding stage.  I see glimpses of it after a long day at school. When I look at the beautifully macabre illustrations, I see a reflection of how I was a teenager and know that kids all over will connect with Megan. I am excited that this is a series because the first book was both well written and a fast read. The book has the perfect blend of darkness without being morose, angst without being dangerous, and action without being inappropriate. I can feel comfortable as a parent passing this book along to my daughter knowing she is going to eat it up.

FTC Required Disclosures:
 *I received a review copy from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book. **This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase the books through these links, I receive a small portion of the payment, which I use to support this blog. Thanks for your support!

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