Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 28th May 2020 - 20:42:10

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - General > Spirit Animals #5: Against the Tide review

« Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #6: The Search for Treasure reviewGeronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #6: The Search for TreasureGo Home Flash reviewGo Home Flash »

Score: 9.8/10  [2 reviews]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 5859 - Spirit Animals #5: Against the Tide
Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Spirit Animals #5: Against the Tide
Price:
$16.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
October 2014

Spirit Animals #5: Against the Tide product reviews

The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows, Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan have travelled across the world seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands.

Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why. One of them is a traitor. As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the team can't help but suspect each other. There's a spy in their midst and before this mission is over, a deadly trap will close around them.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
adventure   animals   battle   children   conquerors   enemy   erdas   fantasy   scholastic   spirit animals   traitor
Other listings you may be interested in:
The PhotographThe Photograph
Rating: 4.5
The Troy Game 4: Druid's SwordThe Troy Game 4: Druid's Sword
Rating: 9.8
Captain America - The First AvengerCaptain America - The First Avenger
Rating: 8.8
Matiatia: Gateway to Waiheke Matiatia: Gateway to Waiheke 
Rating: 10.0
Nerdy Ninjas vs the Really, Really Scary GuysNerdy Ninjas vs the Really, Really Scary Guys
Rating: 8.8
Conspiracy 365: Black Ops - 2 - HuntedConspiracy 365: Black Ops - 2 - Hunted
Rating: 10.0
The Boy on the PageThe Boy on the Page
Rating: 9.4
My Daddy Ate an AppleMy Daddy Ate an Apple
Rating: 9.4
TrainsTrains
Rating: 10.0
Ready-To-Read Level 2 The Story of WolverineReady-To-Read Level 2 The Story of Wolverine
Rating: 9.3
Dustlands #3: Raging StarDustlands #3: Raging Star
Rating: 7.9
Maui and the Goddess of FireMaui and the Goddess of Fire
Rating: 8.0
Thunderbirds Are Go! : Under PressureThunderbirds Are Go! : Under Pressure
Rating: 9.5

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of samantha203

Review by: samantha203 (Samantha)
Dated: 29th of November, 2014

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 10/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

My daughter now 12 has been hooked on this series since the begining so as such I have read and kept up with the books alongside. Although fantasy isn't my favourite genre I have too been enjoying the series as, as Fantasy goes this tale is not too bad a storyline. The four children summon the four great fallen beasts and together must save Erdas from the turmoil that is wreaking havoc on their own lands.

In this book they are summoned to meet one of the great beasts Mulop the Octopus. The children are on a quest to gather the talismans of the great beasts to help them in their quests to save Erdas. It is the belief that the talismans of all the great beasts hold the power to save it all. The only problem is there is always someone of their tail someone who knows exactly what they are up to next and it seems there may be a traitor among them.

I won't give to much away but wow such an unexpected twist in the storyline that I really was not expecting. The children have all seemed to have grown and bonded with their animals and it is great to see that development and maturity arising. I sense we may be nearing the end of the series now with maybe one or two books to go so I am excited to read those and see how this series ends, the ending of this book has left me in a bit of shock with the twist that I could not of pre empted.

Click here to read the profile of nerdalert1101

Review by: nerdalert1101 (Gordon)
Dated: 11th of November, 2014

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I get the distinct implication that this series is now reaching it's end, or at least it's first end, there is no telling how much longer the series will develop past the end of the first set of books (*cough* 39 clues). As expected, the plot is now beginning to thicken, breaking out of the short phase of repetitive plots in the middle of the series, and is now entering a phase of growing intensity leading up to a hopefully explosive conclusion. The best twist in this plot was the fact that while all the other great beasts had to be found by the 4 young heroes, but in this book the situation was reversed, the Great Beast SUMMONED the 4 heroes to him, and I think that is what made this book more interesting than the others.

I was very excited to learn more about the endgame that the two evil Great Beasts as well as the faction known as the Conquerors have up their sleeves. I thought that the certain distrust that was caused by the potential of a mole among the group added a little spice to the mix, and I thought that this gave the book a bit of a unique twist, separating it from the general storylines of the other books. I find interest in watching the 4 main characters further develop their bonds with their spirit animals, it has been a real journey, and it is exciting to watch 4 once innocent and somewhat naive children have their lives changed by them summoning the 4 fallen Great Beasts, and now seeing what they have become.There were one or two moments where I was able to foresee the events that would unfold in the ensuing plot, but other than that, the plot was spontaneous and unpredictable, with plenty of interesting twists, including one which I believe will make anyone rethink everything they have learned over the course of this series (*wink wink*).

The price is, as usual, within reasonable parameters, I think it is a little cheaper than I expected, but that speck of doubt is small enough to be flicked off my conscience, so I shall give the price a full 10/10 score. While I would like to re-read the series again sometime, I am in no big hurry, as this series is based around a fantasy base, which just doesn't quite appeal to my nerdy mind like a good sci-fi series does, so that aspect will get a small dent in it's score, but I must be honest, and I feel confident in my judgment. To give a generalized summary of my opinion towards this book: highly positive. Smile Icon

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 7.1
Product reviews for listing 3453: Winter Be My Shield
Written by Jo Spurrier

Product image for Winter Be My ShieldSierra has a despised and forbidden gift - she raises power from the suffering of others. Enslaved by the King's Torturer, Sierra escapes, barely keeping ahead of Rasten, the man sent to hunt her down. Then she falls in with dangerous company: the fugitive Prince Cammarian and his crippled foster-brother, Isidro.

But Rasten is not the only enemy hunting them in the frozen north and as Sierra's new allies struggle to identify friend ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Are there specially reserved parking spaces for 'fully-abled' people at the Special Olympics?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream