Written by Kalyn Josephson

After defeating the king of the dead, Anna and Colin are looking forward to exploring thier newfound powers and the upcoming Hannukah celebration.
The house is more than ready to help with baking jewish goodies, having mint cocoa ready for it’s family, and keeping all the guests happy. Suddenly the house is burning the bread, putting salt in instead of sugar and does not now why it feels so off.

Then another Raven shows up at their doorstep with a warning that a demon is hunting for the tree of life, a source of great magic and imortality. If the demon gets ahold of the staff from the tree, all magic will be gone forever, taking Annas and Colin’s powers as well at the rest of the familys. Can Anna and Colin save the Hollowthorn forest, and is the danger really the demon?

This book was a great sequel to the original book Ravenfall. The world building is wonderful and would be greatly enjoyed by a reader who enjoys fantasy, and the escape to entering another domain through a book. However, that said, if your reader has to have constant action, the world building may get in the way of enjoying the book. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of action, but you must also read about the jeweled trees and what jewels give what powers as well. I really enjoyed the few twists and family secrets that were revealed, and probably would have enjoyed them more had I read book one first. With the vocabulary in this book, it is definitely a high 4th to 7th grade. The attention span of a 3rd grader might get lost in the world building.

Reviewed by Jalene Magee, Librarian, Redwood Elementary
Review shared in November 2023
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-8

Written by Kalyn Josephson
Delacorte Press
256 pages
Release Date: October 17, 2023
ISBN: 9780593483626 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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