Friday, October 7, 2016

Review: The Kingdom of Oceana by:Mitchell Charles

 The Kingdom of Oceana
About the Book:

Five Centuries Ago, On the Island Now Called Hawaii, There was a Kingdom Filled with Adventure, Beauty, and Magic. When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens to destroy their tropical paradise. 

As warring factions collide for control of Oceana, it sparks an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers that threatens to erupt-just like Mauna Kea, the towering volcano. With the help of his ancestral spirit animals, his shape shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must overcome his own insecurities, a lifetime of sibling rivalry, and a plague of cursed sea creatures brought forth by the tiki's spell. Can peace be restored to the kingdom? Can Prince Ailani claim his rightful place as the future king of Oceana? ONLY ONE CAN RULE.

My Review:
 Okay, first of all my initial response to review this book was based on the fact that the setting takes place on an island in Hawaii. I have always wanted to go there. My son was excited about the book because it's a mystery and he loves them. This book is basically a movie written in book form. It takes you to an island where you are expecting a more serene outcome but no it has an adventure all it's own.

 When Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on forbidden burial ground things start to take a turn for the worse. When the brothers come across this terrifying situation they face it and they keep fighting to overcome the rivals that threaten Prince Ailani's rightful place as future king of this beautiful island. 

 With so much going on how can two young boys fight off such powerful forces that threaten their very lives? Not to mention that love is written in the stars for one of them.

 A gripping story that is situated perfect for middle schoolers. It has intrigue, suspense, mystery and thread of romance running through it. The authors story line is strong and the story has really rich, vivid characters.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

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