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I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. All opinions are honest and my own.Mystery Force: Mystery Force Assemble! Series: Mystery Force #1
by Ted Neill
Illustrator: Suzi Spooner
Genres: Children, Mystery
Meet Rasheed, Jonathan, and Josephine and their magical animal helpers: Maximilian the fire fox, Dan the karkadan, and Quetzalcoatl the feathered serpent (but you can call her Quetzy). They're three unique kids who love mysteries (actually they hate mysteries, but they love solving them). Join them in their adventures where they take on evildoers and monsters while shattering the misconceptions and expectations of people who make the mistake of underestimating them. In this first adventure, they cross the country and ocean in order to uncover who is behind the sweatshops exploiting the forced labor of magical creatures. Hi-jinks, hilarity, and heroism ensue!
Published by Tenebray Press on February 28, 2021
Source: Indie Reader
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Mystery Force: Mystery Force Assemble! by Ted Neill is a great read for the targeted audience. It’s quick and easy to read as well as easy to understand. There are images mixed in, making it all the more fun and easy to understand.
With unique characters, one who is in a wheelchair, this story is filled with information about disabilities, making it fun. For example, the wheelchair is named Sonya as though she’s a real person, which is cute.
Rasheed, Jonathan, and Josephine set out to rescue mythical creatures who are in hiding. This world is fantastical as most of these creatures (such as unicorns) live among humans. The lesser-known creatures are still in hiding, afraid to show themselves to the humans.
This book is only 100 pages, and you’ll get through it quickly. I did feel as though the pacing was too fast. Some information was spelled out to the reader, while others, not so much. However, it’s a good starting point for kids just branching into chapter books.
Rating: 4/5 Coffee Cups
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.