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Briar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a street girl, Evvy, using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant, and resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city's gangs as well as he understands Evvy. When gang warfare breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is seeking a stone mage toBriar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a street girl, Evvy, using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant, and resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city's gangs as well as he understands Evvy. When gang warfare breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is seeking a stone mage to lead them to hidden gems. Only Briar and his magic can offer Evvy protection. Swept up in a bloody conflict, Briar must decide if he's ready to make the final step away from his former life as a "street rat"....

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Number of Pages : 300 Pages
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Street Magic Reviews

  • Kayla Edwards
    2019-05-17 13:38

    Briar and his teacher, Rosethorn, have taken up temporary residence in Chammur while Rosethorn works with the local farmers to restore the land. While in the market, Briar spots Evvy,a young street rat, cleaning stones and passing some of her magic to them. He soon finds out that as the discovering mage he is required to find her a teacher or do it himself. All the while, a war is brewing between the local gangs and Briar is staying far away to avoid slipping back in to his former ways. But when the gangs decide they want to recruit the newest stone mage in town, Briar must find a way to protect Evvy without reverting to the street rat once was.Another of my constant rereads, this novel is amazing. There are a few times during Briar's struggle with his past that I get concerned about what he will do because I care about him so much! The protective attitude he takes towards Evvy is incredible to see - I know that those who took him in years ago are beyond proud. Evvy herself is a spitfire of a new character and I cannot wait for you to meet her. Totally recommend!

  • Fantasy Literature
    2019-04-27 19:51

    It's ironic that feminist writer Tamora Pierce's only male character, the self-named Briar Moss, is one of her best characters. Amongst the rest of the mainly female cast, his charisma, street smarts and ongoing inner conflict between his younger, wilder instincts, and his older, more civilized self, makes him one of the most lovable and well-rounded characters in the Circle of Magic series.The first four books gathered together four magical protégées: aristocratic Sandry, moody bookworm Tris, stoic Daja, and street-rat Briar, all of whom have complimentary powers that allowed them to perform startling acts of magic. Underlying their feats are the strength of the friendship and the bonds of trust that they forge, making the original four books one of the most touching examples of a self-made foster family in young adult literature, particularly... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...

  • Rachel
    2019-05-14 17:48

    LOOOOOOOVED this book! 4 stars rather than 5 as I felt the pace slowed almost too much from MAGIC STEPS, but it was still such a wonderful read. I adore Evvy. I ADORE HER. And Briar is awesomeness personified in so many ways. I loved Pierce's look at gang culture, I love how much she makes certain, always, to recognize the poor and impoverished as HUMAN, and her ability to write mounting tension.... well. It's good, y'all. Real good. :-pI still miss all four kids being together, and I'm putting a lot of hopes on The Circle Reforged series for this and for getting to see the new characters again. I want this circle of friendship to really grow!! I am glad that I'm reading these all back to back without a break, because it means I'm not going TOO long without seeing any one of the kids (or their teachers). BRING ON COLD FIRE! WOO!

  • Ashley
    2019-05-13 19:31

    Okay, so firstly, if I would have read this book first in the series, my reaction would have been something like YEAHHHHHHHHHH. But since it was second and made clear the fact that this series is Pierce's most formulaic yet, it sort of soured it for me. Individually this book was rock solid. Briar was such a badass. He's fourteen now and officially a plant mage. He and Rosethorn are traveling the world seeking out new plants and such. In the city of Chammur, they happen upon a street urchin named Evvy who is an untrained stone mage, and because no stone mage can be found to teach her, Briar as the mage who discovered her is obligated to do the teaching. But he's not the only interested party in Evvy, as gang warfare actually begins to spring up around her, the gangs thinking they can use her talents to find hidden gems in the stone mazes of the ancient city and profit from her talents. Evvy and Briar have a really nice bond, and their relationship prompts him to finally push back the barrier on his own gang-related past and grow up. The final setpiece with Briar doing all kinds of awesome plant magic to rescue Evvy was seriously so cool, and I wish I could see it on film somehow.It was soured at first by the fact that Sandry's book immediately preceding it also featured her finding an untrained mage and conveniently being the only one available to teach that mage. It also featured her coming to terms with being the teacher now instead of the student. It was also markedly inferior to this one. Sandry's struggles just aren't as interesting as Briar's. She's a noble with almost no personal struggles of her own. I am almost positive that the second and third books will also follow this formula, which is very disappointing. Even if they are great on an individual level, they will be cheapened by this adherence to a formula which Pierce has inexplicably decided to bust out mid-career despite never having written like that previously. But Briar is still a badass.

  • ALEXA
    2019-05-15 14:52

    I adore this series! You can see my series review on the blog.

  • Bookbuyer
    2019-05-27 16:31

    Stone magic, eh. I like Evy's pluck and Briar's protectiveness of her. When he tore down the lady's house to get to her. O.O Edit: Added detailI still can't believe lady Zenadia doa Atteneh could be so evil and that Ikrum WORSHIPED her! Like she was a Goddess!!! I really hope that Evvy continues her education in both stone magic and general education. And that Briar survives having another prickly female mage around. lol :PEdit:I love this book. I like Evvy and Brian. I think they get along well. Evvy is also one of the only characters from the The Circle Open series (besides the main cast) that is in one or more of the Circle Reforged series books.I really dislike Chammur. I hate how they treat the poor and how they coddle the rich. I was happy to see that the watchman had a female assistant since Briar pointed out that wasn't common.Of all the magics I find plant magic and stone magic to be a bit boring. I mean it's not playing with lighting or fire! But it was still fun to read about Briar again.

  • Freya
    2019-05-17 19:30

    review to come :)

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-05-13 20:39

    Second in The Circle Opens and sixth in the overall Emelan fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around Briar Rose and his discovery, Evvy. If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Emelan books on my website.My TakeThe idea of the tattoos Briar gave himself may have backfired a bit, but they suit him.I like that Pierce has the kids finding apprentices whose magic is not the same as their own. It provides the storyline more independence as the apprentices require more characters to be brought in and made a part of the "family".It's taken until Briar's story for me to realize the meaning of "The Circle Opens". I mean, duhhh, the original circle is Briar, Sandry, Tris, and Daja. With this second quartet of books, The Circle Opens as each discovers a mage who needs teaching. I suspect The Circle Reforged will bring the four back together, although I haven't figured out what their adventures might be!I do love that Briar's trees are arguing with him. I can't decide if I think the trees are like siblings or independent-thinking pets, lol.Using the gang war as a device to influence Evvy to trust Briar was a good idea. It helps the conflict over Evvy accepting Briar's help smoother, more natural.That so-called Lady is a piece of work. Bored, she resorts to stirring up trouble, murder, and worse. That Jooba-hooba is almost worse, for he was taught better. It's quite spiteful of me, but I love the idea of what that Stonesplicer has coming to him, *snicker*. And I don't mean only the scolding Rosethorn will give him!There are good values in this story for children — doing the right thing, generosity, thinking of others, fair dealing, all the reasons why gang life is bad — and Pierce presents them well. There are no lectures in here!The StoryBriar and Rosethorn are off on their own adventure, settled in the town of Chammur while they help the farmers there. It's very much a work-study trip for Briar. While Rosethorn helps the farmers, Briar works with the local temple, replenishing their stores.It's on one of his trips to Golden House that Briar encounters a girl with magic, and he learns the lesson Sandry learned in Magic Steps, 1 (5): He who discovers the mage must teach the mage.The CharactersBriar Moss is a plant mage, part of a circle of four young people who are capable of prodigious feats of magic. He's brought his personal tree, his shakkan that is his storehouse of power, with him.Evumeimei "Evvy" Dingzai is a runaway slave and will be a stone mage. Meanwhile she lives in the stench-filled caves in the upper heights with her pack of cats: Mystery, Asa, Monster, Ria, Apricot, Ball, and one more. Qinling is a resident of the caves and speaks Evvy's native language with her.Dedicate Rosethorn of Winding Circle temple in Emelan is his teacher and a highly renowned plant mage. She is also a member of Winding Circle's Initiate Council and the Mage-council of the University at Lightsbridge.ChammurJebilu Stoneslicer is the only stone mage in town. Sulya sells herbs and charms. Mutabir Kemit doen Polumri is the governor of the Watch; his residence is at the base of Justice Rock. Hedax Yoson leads the squad who "escorts" Briar. Pahan Turaba Guardsall is a Mohunite mage and Polumri's aide.The gangs in ChammurThe Camelgut are……the gang in Briar's neighborhood whom he's befriended. Hammit was his first contact. Mai, Douna, and Ayasha are some of the other gang members.The Vipers are……a new gang sponsored by a noblewoman. Ikrum Fazhal is their leader. Members of the gang include Sajiv, Orlana, and Yoru.The Lady Zenadia doa Attaneh, a Chammuran noblewoman and the aunt of the amir, is a manipulating nasty woman who's bored out of her mind and sadistic. Her armsmaster, Ubayid, will give the gang weapons and teach them how to use them. Her guards include Filyen and Osazi.The Gate Lords are……the premier gang in Chammur.Golden House is a high end market where rare and costly things can be found as well as anything magic. Nahim Zineer peddles crystals and stones. An eknub is a foreigner. A takameri is a rich woman. Tesku means leader. A pahan is a mage. A thukdak is a street rat. A zernamus is a suck-up, a parasite who lives off the rich.Niklaren Goldeneye was the mage who discovered Briar. The Thief-Lord "recruited" Briar into his gang. Dedicate Crane is a rival of Rosethorn's at Winding Circle. Tris, Daja, and Sandry are part of Briar's mage circle.The Cover and TitleThe colorful cover is the market scene where Briar discovers Evvy polishing rocks, bringing forth their magic, doing Street Magic.

  • Ajax
    2019-05-07 13:43

    This was an OK read, certainly good enough to pass the time, but not my favorite of Pierce's books. It felt underdeveloped and unsatisfying in parts. I appreciated Evvy and Briar's and Briar and Rosethorn's rapport, and the social commentary on growing up destitute and becoming vulnerable to gangs. Pierce's worldbuilding was, as always, extensive and interesting. I admire her ability to include such a wide range of cultures in Emelan. She also excels at action scenes, and the big one here is pretty memorable (and surprisingly gory! which I liked, violence should be depicted as horrific even if it's enacted on the bad guys)However, the plot left a bit to be desired. (view spoiler)[There are three gangs in the book, all of whom impact the plot in a major way. Pierce barely bothers to distinguish them from one another and the relations between each gang and between the gangs and the main antagonist are so thinly sketched that everyone's motivations become muddled and confusing. I also thought that things came way too easy to Briar in this book. His student is an absolute prodigy and never struggles with anything Briar teaches her. He confronts Lady Zenadia and gives her some lip, and she docilely retreats to her room to commit suicide, boom, done. Briar is able to use his plant magic to defeat any adversary that comes his way. He barely raises a sweat and doesn't get so much as a scratch. It's all too easy. For a hero's journey to have any meaning, the hero must undergo some great danger, or sacrifice something, or acquire a lasting scar etc. etc. None of those happen to Briar. At the very end, there is a tiny section on how he's having nightmares because of the dead people he found, but it's too short to really have an impact.(hide spoiler)]

  • Marisa
    2019-05-19 15:23

    This book was a great look into teenage Briar and just how much mischief he was able to get into after leaving the Winding Circle. I love that he’s a mother hen over Rosethorn (as much as she tolerates it) yet still finds away to be himself. As he begins to get to know Evvy, he finds someone who is just as stubborn, perhaps even more so. As the two of them find themselves thrust into a turf war, each of them quickly have to develop into a stronger version of themselves.This book and Sandry’s are quite similar in structure, but Briar’s approach to things is entirely different to Sandry given the circumstances. I’d highly recommend this to fans of the series and those who want more from the Circle of Magic Universe.Warning: Contains some violence.Who should read it? Those looking for a fun magical journey, but it’ll make much more sense if you read The Circle of Magic series first.See all my reviews and more at www.ReadingtoDistraction.com or @Read2Distract

  • Lindsay
    2019-05-21 15:51

    When Briar Moss spots a girl named Evvy doing stone magic in a market place, he takes her on as his student. Soon after Briar takes on Evvy, they are swept up into gang warfare between the Camelguts and the Vipers. Evvy is kidnapped for her magic by the Vipers and Briar must decide weather he is ready to take the final step away from his gang life for good. It is a fast paced book with plenty of action. It's a quick and easy read for those who want to read something but don't have a lot of time, this is the book for you! Evvy at first doesn't really respect Briar but after he rescues her, he purchase's her a 'stone alphabet' and teaches her letters and how to read, she learns respect for him. He also takes Evvy back to Discipline with him (you find this out at the end and in The Will of the Empress). This book is good for ages 10 and up. Street MagicTamora Pierce

  • Lindsey
    2019-05-03 17:28

    I LOVE the kids as teachers and being retrospective on their own experiences and growing up and especially with BRIAR oh gosh this has been so much. Also can we talk more about how we've had two excellent and unapologetic lady villains now?? I was worried this would be really contrived re: Briar as the "reformed street rat" but I think it came together really nicely showing his growth but especially his affection for his former life and I'm pleased.

  • Jenna
    2019-05-09 18:26

    Quick, engrossing, and entertaining. Like the previous volume, I'm enjoying this series more than when we met the original group at the Winding Circle, with its four rotating POVs. The plot didn't seem as convoluted and was rather straightforward. But seeing Briar show off his magic was rather awesome.

  • Connor
    2019-05-03 17:33

    Justice is always so unflinching in Briar's books. It's refreshing, in a bracing, terrifying sort of way.

  • Tindle
    2019-04-27 16:51

    Audiobook: liked the story and hope to continue with the series once playaway records the next two books!

  • Skye
    2019-05-18 16:49

    Briar’s past as a gang member and what that truly means is so beautifully illustrated when he is forced to take on his first student. Evvy is a street kid (as Briar was) but she refuses to join a gang. Her constant, stubborn refusal and her clear-sighted insight into the dangers and perils of this life are kind of dark, but in a great way, they force Briar (and myself as a reader) to look further into what this truly entails for a street kid. The added complexities of stone magic, and a city that breathes exhaustion from its very pores make this a great journey to undertake as Rosethorn and Briar travel further East from Emelan.Gangs are often toted as the bad aspect of bad neighbourhoods, however, for Briar, they have always just seemed like the best choice for a kid in a bad situation. It isn’t until he is forced to face up to the realities of not only his own actions, but those of the Chammurian gangs that he realises that it is not a good system. The objectification of children (which sadly, happens all over the world) is repeated again and again in front of him until he is forced to admit that everything he ever thought was normal or right was in fact, a gross misuse of his time. It is Evvy’s persistent voice that helps him to see what is so wrong about his past.Evvy is a great balance to Briar’s nature, and their interactions work beautifully throughout the story. Stone and plant magic is both earth based, yet, this is the last point at which they are similar. Stone is tough and unyielding – stubborn, where plants are flexible and full of life. The way that these characteristics are manifest in these two is a brilliant and often humorous interaction.The class system of Chammuri is a great reminder of the class system within our own societies – the rich can get away with a lot more than the poor. However, the Lady’s actions do eventually gain justice, and her abuse of the poor is taken into account with her sentencing. It is horrible that such a woman is able to act in such a way though, and it is a reminder that we should care for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status.

  • Leah Markum
    2019-05-15 14:36

    Ancient Arab-like city, gangs, plant magic, stone magic, wealthy elitists, and interestingly lots of shopping define Street Magic. Briar is 14 and discovers a ten-year-old girl that lives on the streets, avoiding gangs and the slave trade after her impoverished parents sold her so they could continue their long journey west. Technically the girl, Evvy, needs a stone mage to teach her stone magic, and Briar needs to find her such a mage. Technically, stone mages like Evvy are known to have stony stubbornness and she refuses to have anyone but the street smart yet kind Briar to teach her. How will this work out? Tamora Pierce kept me guessing. Meanwhile, Rosethorn was more than happy to have minimal responsibilty.For a while I was concerned about all the gangs in the city that the story is set in. Is it all about gangs and little to do with magic? The gang culture was unsettling and I had to read the book in more spread out sessions that I usually would for Pierce's novels. At first I thought that was my own insecurity about having other people with more power over me than me. Toward the end of the story I figured the effect was intentional and Piece did a good job keeping me unsettled.Briar was not. I haven't read the first three Circle of Magic books yet, so I can't say how much Briar's tact (or lack of) and bravery (or foolishness) was fleshed out, so I was never sure if his courses of action would bring misfortune later. Early in the book he cares for wounded gang members. Then again shortly later. Yet he assumed that he could chose how he was involved and that he wouldn't get manipulated into joining or murdered. Perhaps it was only because he was a mage, but the story focuses more on his street upbringing more, so I nervously wondered if he had a blind spot and would get sucked in to the point of no escape.The only Circle of Magic book I read, Briar's Book had no combat. I had no idea if Briar could safely handle himself if--when--the gangs attacked him or if he was the sort that was comfortable gambling. Now, having finished reading, appreciate just how much I unnecessarily intensified the story by not being acquainted with Briar from the previous books. (Not my fault--I'm reading what the library has. I'm going to have to buy the first three Circle of Magic books.)I much prefer Evvy over Sandry's student in the first installation of this series. He was, as she put it, "young" for his age--a typical, 12-year-old boy archetype. Not Evvy. Evvy can have her own series. Maybe I'm biased to the orphaned and abandoned types of character backgrounds and street-smart and tough female personalities, but Evvy also has great lines and shows fear at appropriate times for her to relate to. She also has cats and goes to great lengths to look after them and spend quality time with them.How to share my favorite part of the book without spoilers.... Briar is badass when he is angry, in so many ways. The climax is simply a delight. I read fast and laughed hard. Briar and Evvy make a great team. I'm almost surprised they didn't high-five.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-05 18:22

    Briar is definitely my favorite of the kids, and I think that's a big reason why I enjoyed this as much as I did: I find his voice the most engaging, and I love watching how he responds to different things. I adored Evvy; she's everything I love in female child characters, and I can't wait to see where she goes next. Tamora Pierce's worldbuilding never fails to impress me, and this was no exception: like all of her books, the setting is a character, and Chammur seemed like a living, breathing being instead of just a city. As always, Briar and Rosethorn's relationship gives me infinite joy, because I have a very special place in my heart for people who clearly love each other without having to constantly show that love. The one flaw of this book, as is the one major flaw of this series, is that the plot was very formulaic: it's the same as the other books in this series. I think I enjoyed it more than the other books because I love Briar, Evvy and Rosethorn so much, but at times it did feel like a drag, because I've read this story before.

  • Somesuchlike
    2019-05-16 17:41

    It's possible I read Street Magic before Magic Steps. I certainly read it before Circle of Magic. I got both of them out of my school library – looking back, I assume I picked them up because I'd been given a Tamora Pierce as a birthday gift and wanted to read more.It's certainly the book that really piqued my interest in the world and its characters – I came away with a love and affection for Briar Moss that lasted all through my teen years.The world building here is really stellar. Re-reading the Circle books as an adult, I'm impressed by Tamora Pierce's commitment to depicting a multi-cultural society in a positive but realistic manner; she doesn't shy away from depicting racism, when appropriate, and Evvy's loneliness at being a foreigner as well as an outcast in Chammur is palpable.Evvy is a great foil for Briar, both in the contrast between their magics and in complementing each other's character arcs. Briar probably has the most dramatic character development of the four leads and Evvy is for him a reminder of how far he's come. It's suggested that, four years on, Briar's begun to romanticise his old life on the streets and befriending Evvy is a harsh reminder of how ugly that life was. For Evvy, Briar is a promise of what she could be, if she learns to properly use her magic, and it's small wonder that she proves to be a great student.The main plot is less brutally violent than Magic Steps, but still dark stuff for a children's book, a nastily-portrayed gang war. Unlike Magic Steps, Evvy is a main player throughout.All in all, Street Magic is just as good, and, well magical as I remembered. Looking forward to finally reading the second two volumes in the series – my school library didn't have them!

  • Jack Murphy
    2019-05-02 17:34

    What can I say? Once again I was drawn to this Circle Audio book even though I know I'm reading this story out of sequence. Street Magic's a quick, engrossing, and entertaining story . Like the previous volumes, I'm enjoying this series more than when we met the original group at the Winding Circle, with its four rotating POVs. I thought the plot was fairly straightforward . As Tamora Pierce's only male character, Briar Moss, is one of her best characters. Amongst the rest of the mainly female cast, his charisma, street smarts and ongoing inner conflict between his younger, wilder instincts, and his older, more civilized self, makes him one of the most lovable and well-rounded characters in the Circle of Magic series. Seeing Briar show off his magic was rather awesome and how he takes Evvy under his wing as his student, even though she had Earth mage magic was remarkably written. I love the Circle of Magic series and recommend it to young and old (like me) alike. Jack Murphy

  • Isabelle
    2019-05-25 20:24

    Although the plot was good, I didn't feel as immersed in the world as in some other books. It didn't feel very rich, almost dry, and it made my want to find some more books in middle grade fiction and lower, because they are usually shorter and funner(which may or may not be a word), and have more "bang for your buck," as they say. To be fair though, those books would go by quite fast, as my copy looked rather thick, and it's 293 pages sped by quickly. Other than that, I think the back summery may have an error in it. It says "Briar once believed gangs offered protection, but now he and his mage may offer the only protection Evvy can count on." I think it means his magic or Rosethorn, and I don't think it means Rosethorn, because that's just a weird way to say "his teacher". So I think they were trying to say his magic.

  • Jameyanne Fuller
    2019-04-30 21:41

    I really enjoyed this book. Like really enjoyed it. It was fast, the characters were vivid and had greeat arcs, and the villains were delightfully terrifying. I particularly enjoyed it because we got to go to a different part of the world and throw Briar and Rosethorn into a completely new culture. And I loved Evvy. I thought the parallels between Evvy's story and Briar's past worked really well, and on the whole this book was much more cohesive than Magic Steps--Briar teaching Evvy was integral to the plot of the gang wars. Now I'm looking forward to getting to Will of the Empress and Melting Stones and Battle Magic again, because I really like Briar's story. But I'm also looking forward to Daja's and Tris's adventures, which I haven't read in years so it will be really interesting.

  • Deale Hutton
    2019-04-27 13:52

    I've had a book on my shelf for YEARS that is the 3rd series in the Circle series. So, I decided to read the previous books (I think there are 8?) to get to it. I am quite happy I am reading all the previous books. Street Magic is part of Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magi, second series. These are YA books, but are truly fun reads. The series is not fluff and ,while the characters are young adults, the path is complicated, dangerous, involving relationships and ethics. I like fantasy. The series is well written and the 'violence' limited and appropriate. Characters are well drawn. Will carry on with the series.

  • Magnolia
    2019-05-18 17:47

    From Magnolia Reviews: Two PetalsThis was definitely the weakest story in the entire series. The plot was predictable and everything I loved about Briar in the past was subsumed by his unlikable student. I do still recommend it because the overall series is good, but I wish there was more to like in this one book. Read the full review on Maggie's website: http://magnoliareviews.weebly.com/rev...

  • Hanna
    2019-05-26 21:47

    I was a little disappointed! Briar’s Book was my favourite of the initial four, so I was really excited about this one. It was still very good, but I guess my expectations were just too high. I found Evvy a little hard to identify with or get to know, but I did appreciate all the badassery Briar got to show off. And I always appreciate Rosethorn.

  • Kelsey
    2019-05-17 18:50

    An excellent continuation of Briar's story and introduction to a fascinating new character. Tamora Pierce does an excellent job of presenting and telling stories within worlds that are as complex and intriguing as our own (but with magic!).

  • Amanda
    2019-05-02 13:31

    Street Magic is Briar's book in this second Circle series. I enjoyed it, though it did start slow. I absolutely loved Evvy! It would be awesome seeing her in future books. I also loved Briar's big final attack - it was pretty badass.

  • Kate
    2019-05-02 17:36

    I enjoyed The Circle of Magic Series but I think this series, The Circle Opens, is better. The chracters are more fleshed out and I find the stories more engaging. I always love the writing style of Tamora Pierce and this is no exception. As always these are a must read for me.

  • Staci
    2019-05-02 16:44

    So far, this has been my favorite of this quartet. I loved seeing Briar as a strong, compassionate young man who has grown greatly from his days in a street gang. Evvy was an interesting new character as well and I hope to see more from her in future books.

  • Glen
    2019-04-29 17:51

    Plants and StonesFive stars. Why? Quick read. Some challenging vocabulary, just enough to grow, but not so much as to bog the reading enjoyment. A perfect story to build my kids love of and ability to read!