Friday, June 14, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Fierce Creatures by A.W. Hartoin

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for the chance to review Fierce Creatures, a middle-grade fantasy. My 5th -8th graders are always looking for new fantasies to read, so I was very glad to see this book up on tour.


Another day. Another disaster.

After surviving a kidnapping and battling with spriggans, Matilda Whipplethorn finds her life in a suburban human house pretty boring. She’s been excluded from school because of her fire-making abilities and her former friends are afraid of her. Salvation comes in the form of a life-threatening illness. Her tutor, Miss Penrose, needs a medication and there’s only one place to get it, the spriggans. Matilda heads back to the antique mall to save Miss Penrose even though it just might cost her everything.


This is a cute book!  I've not read the first one in the series YET... but I'm going to be sure to get it. Matilda will appeal to the middle school student, because they will be able to relate to her situation.  

Love the idea of a small world living along side our own... kudos to Ms. Hartoin for this series!!


A.W. Hartoin is the author of the Mercy Watts mystery series and the Away From Whipplethorn fantasy series. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, and six bad chickens.


  1. This does sound like a book & series that my daughter would enjoy as well.


  2. I agree it sounds like a great series for me and my nieces to enjoy together

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  3. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
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