Friday, March 17, 2017
Darke - Angie Sage
Author: Angie Sage
I listened to Angie Sage's Darke on audiobook, and like the other books in the Septimus Heap Series, I fell in love. The book is fabulous from beginning to end. It is "darke" in the way only the best children's book can be - and the characters are just as you would expect them to be from earlier books in the series.
The book is titled Darke for a couple reasons - first, there is a darke creature living in the castle (in a secret sealed room) that needs to be banished, and second - Jenna, our dear princess, becomes a witch. It wasn't really her choice - but she does it anyway.
There is plenty of action throughout the book, and some kissing - though not in the way you might expect. (Don't worry, it is a kids book. An evil witch gives Jenna a kiss on the cheek.)
Even though the book was called Darke, there were some moments where I found myself laughing as well.
Overall, this is the perfect book for kids 8 and up - and chances are their grownups will love the book well. It doesn't disappoint.