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Although I am weary of formulaic YA fantasy and would not read another if not for the insistence of my fantasy fanatical students, I did enjoy Rise of the Darklings. Read morePublished 21 months ago by PDXbibliophile
I originally ordered this to read it to my daughters, little by little, at bedtime.
But as it turns out, my daughters don't like to hear stories with lots of... Read more
Rise of the Darklings was a light read I'd recommend for anyone ages 8+. It was definitely a children's book, not because of writing or anything like that but just because the... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Enora
My ten year old loved, loved, loved this book. A whimsy, paranormal, fantasy book for middle school reader. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Christina Boyd @xtnaboyd
I enjoy YA novels especially fantasy ones. This one was pretty good with a nice Victorian England setting. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by J. Roberts
Rise of the Darklings is the first book in a series (of at least 2 books). From a high level, the premise reminded me a bit of the Spiderwick or Fablehaven and other recent... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Chris
I enjoyed this book. With so many books of a fantastic nature in the market, this was a nice treat.
Right away the writer lulled me into a clever little story that has... Read more
One morning while orphan Emily is passing through Victorian London, she sees fairies. When it is realized that she is a true seer, she is taken before the fairy queen. Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by Novel Teen
This is a fun opening to a new kids' adventure series. Set in London, Crilley manages to work in just about every aspect of adventure-- magic, fairies, time travel, historic... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by J. Kelley