Arlo Finch and the Lake of the moon

Arlo Finch and the lake of the moon by John August


Published by Roaring Brook Press on February 5, 2019

Genres: Middle grade, Adventure

Pages: 384

Format: Arc

Source: NYCC

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I would give this book 4.5 for a review.


Some legends are real.

For Arlo Finch and the Rangers of Pine Mountain Company, summer camp is more than canoeing and hiking. It’s also a chance to search for ancient forest spirits and discover mysterious messages encoded in tree bark. But when Arlo and his best friends Indra and Wu stumble upon clues about the long-lost Yellow Patrol, Arlo uncovers a stunning history that leads right back to his very own family.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this sequel to the first book. I loved the new setting of this book and also the new characters we met. I really enjoyed how this book expanded the world and found it so be so intreating. I really enjoyed the mystery as well that was crafted throughout the novel. I thought the pacing of this novel was slow in some points but overall it was still an engaging read. I am super excited for book 3 in 202o!


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The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.


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may the odds be ever in your favor

I will def be checking out this book this month!

later book lovers