children, fantasy

A Spell of Nine

Author: Gary Goldstein
Publisher: Frogshadow Press
Genre: Children / Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-615-35837-6
Pages: 268
Price: $16.95

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In the first Mythfits book, we were introduced to Cuspers – Mythfits who aren’t born in their true shape, but transform sometime later in life. In A Spell of Nine, we find two more Mythfits joining the ranks to help save the world against evil.

A powerful magician craves more and more power, and he’s not going to let anything stand in his way. So when he teams up with a talented fashion designer, the two begin to control the minds of the people who wear their clothing. A shopping mall turns into a sea of zombies, and the newest Mythfit, Wilt, is called on to stop him.

In the meantime, the Mythfit elders, including Ms. Link, huddle together to decide the fate of magical transformation, trying to lock the Mythfits in their human likenesses forever.

In the first Mythfits book, much of the story was told from an adult perspective, and in this one, it’s even more noticeable. I never connected with any of the children, since the story bounced around too much, never staying with any one character for very long. I also felt too much time was spent in explaining things readers already understood from the first book, which slowed down the pace.

Reviewer: Alice Berger