This is the perfect book to introduce a young reader to the "fantasy" genre. The author, while borrowing from sources such as Scottish folk tales and even "Hound of the Baskervilles", manages to craft a unique and accessible coming-of-age story that will keep readers (9 and up) enthralled. I also liked that the book's setting was familiar and yet unfamiliar at the same time, forcing you to use your imagination to see and understand what was happening in the story.
Parents will also appreciate the positive character roles of siblings Miles and Hanna, and how they treat each other with love and respect, free of sarcasm, which seems to be rare in YA fiction these days.
Read the book. It's worth it.
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The Beast of Noor Kindle Edition
About the Author
JANET LEE CAREY grew up in Marin County California surrounded by whispering redwoods. Sunlight cut through ocean mist and fingered through the branches. It was in this magical place that she first dreamed of writing books. Her award-winning teen fantasy novels are translated into many languages. Some include: The Dragons of Noor, which won a Teens Read Too Gold Star Award for Excellence, Stealing Death, which received a School Library Journal starred review, Dragon's Keep, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and Wenny Has Wings, a Mark Twain Award recipient and a Sony Feature Film Japan, 2008. Janet lives with her family, dusty book stacks, and imperious cat near Phantom Lake in Washington. Visit Janet online at www.janetleecarey.com. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B003L77V4W
- Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (8 May 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 840 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 522 pages
- Customer Reviews:
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Highly RecommendedReviewed in the United States on 22 November 2011
A decent bookReviewed in the United States on 6 May 2008
It was easy reading and fast. There were times it was hard to put down and others I just couldn't stay focused. It's a good fantasy about love, loyalty, right/wrong. However, when it was done, I felt it was a story stating to me, believe in yourself and don't be mean to your dog. I just wasn't that impressed with the book. It started off excellent with the 1st kill, but then it just didn't have that same excitment page after page. It felt long. I found myself wondering when I was going to finish it.
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Return to a Classic FairytaleReviewed in the United States on 3 November 2012
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It has the elements of a classic fairytale with a fresh look and the characters are written with the potential for growth. The story has both dark and light aspects to it, but should appeal to both a younger or more sensitive reader, as the darkness is not too scary and the lightness not too sappy. I look forward to reading the sequel, Dragons of Noor, and hope that it is as imaginative and delightful as this book, The Beast of Noor.
love it!Reviewed in the United States on 13 October 2015
love Janet Lee Carey's fantasy books. I feel like everything fits together when I read them
Beautiful storyReviewed in the United States on 23 May 2015
Beautifully written story that keeps pulling you along without revealing too much until just the right time. I'll definitely be reading more of Janet Lee Carey's stories.