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Great Series of Books for Boys
on 6 November 2010
This review really applies to the whole of the Beast Quest Series (so far my son has read up to Series 3). Most suited to boys aged 7-10 depending on reading ability. I have read some of them to my son and can't say that I've been impressed by the story lines or that the use of language is imaginative or new. So - why the good rating? Simply because my son has not been able to put these books down since he started reading them. He is a pretty good reader and has managed to read most of the books within a day (maximum 2 days). So - it has the potential to be a costly series for me! However, in my opinion, any books that are able to grip the imagination of young boys so much that they want to read rather than playing on electronic games, has to be worth it!
Most of the books follow the same storyline (Tom and Elena and their animals take on a new monster as part of an on-going quest) and I think there is some explanation of what has happened in previous books - so I guess it isn't vital to read the whole series in order. However - I would suggest that at least the first couple of books are read in order as they are quite vital in setting the scene. Also - if you are thinking of buying the series - there are some good deals on-line where you can buy the whole series for much less than the price of the individual books - so look for those rather than buying one book at a time. I managed to buy Series 4 and 5 (each containing 6 books) for less than half RRP.