The Raven Archives

Children - Grade 4th-6th
156 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2014
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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite

Entomophobia (The Raven Archives) by Seymour Youngblood is a wonderful book of intrigue and adventure especially for children. Lexi glided through life and she was a proven winner again and again. Winning did have its own rewards as she was popular in school, but deep down Lexi did not care about all of that. One day a new girl called Jill joins the school and she gives Lexi a run for her money. As time went on, Lexi found herself being beaten by the newcomer and as if that wasn't bad enough, she started losing her friends to Jill as well. She started to have very odd dreams and they were becoming much worse as time went on. She finds herself asking the million-dollar question: is it entomophobia or just jealousy?

Seymour Youngblood delivers another gripping book for children in the form of Entomophobia (The Raven Archives). I loved the main character Lexi and following her on her journey was exquisite. Seymour manages to write in such a way that children can easily relate to it. It was so simple yet the darker side of this book was something else. As always, the author manages to portray and develop the characters to perfection. The gripping plot was held right until the very end and this gave the book a fresh and vibrant feel. I feel it would appeal to children everywhere as the story draws you in from the beginning. You cannot stop reading once you start as you become further gripped by the wonderful storyline, and this is what makes the book so special.