Saturday, January 12, 2013

Heroes, Villains and Kisses

The holidays are over and it is time for me to get back to work. So let's not waste any time.

By Sybil Nelson
For Ages 9 - 13   
            Teen superheroes, hormones, villains galore and family issues make this installment of the "Priscilla the Great" series a must read. Rated 4 (peril, teen romance, adventure)

            Sybil Nelson picks up Priscilla's story a couple months after the first book in the series ended. As with the first book, this one is filled with action, adventure, super villains (some new) and super powers. Although this story has its share of fighting and bad guys, you may be surprised to here me say that it's not about that. It's about family and boyfriends. 
            To begin with, Priscilla is struggling with maintaining a long distance relationship with her boyfriend. It doesn't help that she has to erase his memory after every visit. While her boyfriend situation is happening, Priscilla's mom is sick and getting sicker. To top it off, something dangerous is nagging at the family and nobody knows what it is. 
            Filled with character development and and action, Nelson doesn't have to try very hard to maintain plot momentum. She even finds a way to squeeze in the kidnapping of the president's daughter and a daring rescue. Fans of the first book, and preteen girls looking for a strong teen character, won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment. 

            Nelson has also made her fans very happy with a new series about Marco Avalon. The first issue can be found on and the second should be coming out soon. My 12-year-old son loves the "Priscilla" series and is bugging me for the new "Dark Marco" book. So I'll review it after we've finished it.

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