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August 21, 2013

Mini Reviews: The Enchanted Attic series, the first three books

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame (The Enchanted Attic #1)Facing The Hunchback of Notre Dame by L.L. Samson
May 8, 2012
3.5/5 stars

Ophelia and Linus Easterday are two twins that have been left in Kingscross with their aunt and uncle, who own a bookstore, for 5 years, due to the fact that their parents left to study butterflies on a small island. So when Linus and Ophelia find a secret passage into the attic that holds many secrets, they are quick to notice a white circle in the middle of the floor. After meeting Walter, a boy from London who attended the school next door, a coincidence lands the trio in a mess. The hunchback of Notre Dame has appeared in the middle of the attic, right out of the storybook! Now they have to safely get the hunchback back into his own book. The plot was interesting, the characters were quirky, and the flow was good.  I liked how the author used lots of unusual words, and defined them in parenthesis. This cute fantasy read is a great book overall.

Saving Moby Dick (The Enchanted Attic #2)
 Saving Moby Dick by L.L Samson
3.5/5 stars

The second book in the Enchanted Attic series, Ophelia, Linus and Walter are back! After bringing Captain Ahab out of "Moby Dick", they quickly realize that Captain Ahab is crazier than expected. Trying to control a revenge seeking captain is not as easy as it sounds! And with a crazy cousin trying to cause trouble along the way, it makes it even harder to control the situation. One thing I like about this series is that each book uses the same characters, but have a different plot and problem, which makes them all the more interesting. The ending is wrapped up nicely, and
I love how even though this is third person writing, the author picks one character and tells you what they are thinking, and moves on to another. The transition between characters went by almost unnoticeable. This book was just as great as the first, and even though the books are thin, the details and writing is great.

Dueling with the Three Musketeers (The Enchanted Attic #3) Dueling with the Three Musketeers by L.L Samson 
January 20, 2013
3.5/5 stars

The third book in the Enchanted Attic series, twins Ophelia and Linus, along with their British friend Walter, have decided that they would bring out D'Artagnan, the main character in "The Three Musketeers". Unfortunately, Ophelia also brought Lady
DeWinter, the villain and a thief who can't stand D'Artagnan. But that is the least of their worries. The Pierce School For Young People, (a school that the twins' dear friend Walter attends and lives in) is threatened to be closed by Madrigal Peirces' evil brother. As the owner of the school, Madrigal Pierce must find a way to keep her greedy brother from selling the school. Ophelia and Linus think up a plan that could work, but the storybook people must cooperate or else Walter will have to move back to London! Just like the other two books, the story is compelling, and the characters are well described. I really liked this series, and the writing was really entertaining!


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  2. I don't think this series is for me, as I don't really tend to drift towards this genre, but it does sound interesting. I really like the sound of the characters and I'm glad the second book didn't suffer from middle book syndrome! Glad you enjoyed these! Great reviews! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  3. I am always looking for good MG recommendations! Great mini-reviews!

    Kate @ Ex Libris