Highly recommend for a fun, adventurous read! A fun middle school novel!
4.5 stars rounded up.
This novel likely car be read by advanced readers in 5th grade or anyone in middle school. I know there were some words I needed to look up, which I enjoy. This novel does reference some of the people Tally met while in India, book 1 in the series, but Canada holds up on its own as a stand alone.
Here, Tally’s dad is so proud of her for her strength and job well done since arriving in India that he takes her on a trip to the Yukon in Canada. Talk about one extreme temperature to another!
I really enjoyed the small tidbits of real world things that are talked about in the beginning, (nose hairs freezing anyone?!) and how life differs when you’re somewhere that gets so cold. I enjoyed meeting the new supporting cast, Mar, Earl, Amka, etc. and who could forget about the sled dogs!
Of course this wouldn’t be an adventurer novel without an adventure (besides the setting of middle of nowhere, Yukon, Canada). Here, Tally must help people in a local village to figure out a riddle/mystery. We see more of Jophiel, the Angel, and his influence on Tally, as well as imparting life lessons. There is some mysticism that occurs, which as a fantasy reader I thoroughly enjoyed.
I highly recommend this novel for fun and adventure.