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Opal Summerfield and the Battle of Fallmoon Gap was an interesting read by Mark Caldwell Jones.
Opal Summerfield left me feeling a little confused – the book seemed like it was trying to go for a young reader vibe (like 8-12) but it was written for a Young Adult age group. It was still an incredible book, but I couldn’t figure out where it sat.
There was lots of action, but it didn’t keep a lot of my attention. It was beautifully written and it was truly incredible, but it wasn’t my kind of book. I feel like I am a bit above the age group for this book – it didn’t connect with me like other young age grouped novels (like Percy Jackson and Harry Potter).
Nonetheless, it was still an amazing book. Opal is a well developed character who would sit beautifully with young female readers. She’s strong and stands for herself, and she’s very heart warming. I would definitely read this book to a child!! It’s morale boosting!! It gives you a feeling like you can do anything!
The book is very imaginative and it original. Many books seem to follow the same path over and over, but Opal Summerfield was a breath of fresh air. It’s not based on some ooey gooey romance – it’s action based and has fantasy aspects. If you want a different read that is clearly original, pick this up! It feels like a young reader’s Indiana Jones!
There are constant twists and action and adventure at every turn! It’s truly breath taking!
For a debut, it was great! It just didn’t have me personally hooked. A younger reader base would love this!!
Three out of five stars – it didn’t get me hooked, but I’m looking forward to Mark Caldwell Jones making more books – he’s an amazing writer!
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.