Review: Oliver and the Seawigs
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
on July 20, 2014
Genres: Middle Grade-Fantasy/Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with.
This was such a cute novel just looking at the cover. When seeing that I was able to give it a chance, I snatched it because I feel that there is a good time to read a different genre just to change things up a bit. This was so cute and such a fun read from the very beginning. Oliver is definitely a fun character to take an adventure with.
The story follows this young boy and his adventurous parents, who one day explore these mysterious islands but soon after go missing. The boy tired of all these adventures decides to go find his parents where he meets a bird and a mermaid who become his friends and help him on his search.
This story liked mention before was just so fun and cute. I loved the illustrations that come on almost every page and what I feel is that it brings more life to the characters and the book. Sometimes readers will try to picture what the character looks like and sometimes it proves to be difficult so with the reader being able to see the characters it makes it more relaxing for me.
Oliver is what I would see in myself when I was growing up. I would always travel places for school events or swimming and sometimes it became really tiring. There were days where I just wanted to chill and relax and that is how Oliver feels but he knows that he must go out and find his parents. On this adventure he realizes what his parents see in these adventures and something changes in him.
Overall this book was a great read. Children and anyone for that matter will love this book and I think that it is important to change your reading list every now and then so you don’t become bored in reading the same things over and over again.
I give this book 5 bites!