Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Labyrinth's Door: Anyia "Dream of a Warrior" (No. 1)

Labyrinth's Door:  Anyia "Dream of a Warrior" (No. 1)
By: Jacquitta A. McManus
ISBN:  9780982802700
Published July 20, 2010 by Worlds To Discover, LLC.
Available Format: paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

Labyrinth's Door - Anyia "Dream of a Warrior" is a story of a young girl, Anyia, whose dream of becoming a Nagoran Warrior is infused with adventure and danger. Running from her duties as a Yora, she dares to break tradition to follow her own dream, during a time when Empress Zarina threatens the magic treaty that protects her village.

I received a copy of this book from the author for review.

Anyia is a wonderful role model for young girls.  She’s smart, strong, and she wants to push her boundaries and far exceed what is expected of her in life.  Her world is exotic and stimulating.  McManus has an easy, creative writing style that is perfect for children of all ages.  The illustrator, Tujour Byrd, is just as talented!  I also loved that there are different activities included, particularly a learn-to-draw section.  It takes the story to the next level and really gets the kids involved.

Labyrinth’s Door:  Anyia “Dream of a Warrior” is a perfect, short chapter book for elementary through middle school age children.  I cannot wait to read about Anyia’s next adventure!