The Book of Stolen Time

Farrar. (Feylawn Chronicles: Bk. 2). Feb. 2022. 416p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374306489.
Gr 3-6–Cousins Rufus and Abigail are set with the impossible task of saving Feylawn, their grandfather’s home and farmland, from being sold. But only they and Grandpa Jack know that Feylawn is actually the home of magical feylings and other creatures and that goblins in disguise are trying to buy the farm to destroy the feyling world. This second series installment picks up at the beginning of the summer as the protagonists deal with their parents’ eagerness to sell the farm, rescue the feyling queen from her terrible goblin husband, avoid the not-as-imprisoned-as-she-used-to-be trickster thief, and still complete successful projects for their entrepreneurial camp. It is established in the first book that both cousins are biracial, with Rufus being white and Japanese and Abigail white and Mexican. Slater brings adventure, hard lessons, and magic to this sequel, crafting a duology that pulls the fantastical into the real world.
VERDICT A great middle grade title for burgeoning fantasy lovers.

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