Saturday 29 February 2020

Mystic Informant - Carissa Douglas - Douglings Adventures Book 1

Mystic Informant
Douglings Adventures Book 1
Carissa Douglas
Scepter Publishers
ISBN 9781594173639
eISBN 9781594173646

This was the first book by Carissa Douglas that I have read but not the last. It looks like she has a series geared for younger readers with the same characters. It is a pity they are not available as eBooks. But I will track down physical copies. This first book is geared for middle grade readers and it is an excellent book and beginning to a series. I really can’t wait to find out what will happen in the next adventure.

This volume reminded me of The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo Will Wilder Book 1 but geared for a younger audience. That one is for tweens and teens, and this story would be great for middle grade and younger tweens.

This story is well written and has some excellent illustrations. The writing is tight. The plot moves along at a breakneck pace. The mystical elements, and history of saints and miracles they performed is wonderfully woven into the tale. As is the element of a saint from heaven, and Angels showing up to help a family in need face an ancient evil. The story has a wonderful family dedicated to god and devoted to each other. A family friend ensnared by darkness who has lost much including hope and is being manipulated and controlled. We have a saint guiding the family. And The saint seeking guidance from God and leading through example of faith and prayer.

The description of the volume is:

“Join the fun and brave Douglas siblings Liam, Christian, Allora, Mary, Angelica, and Serena as they go on an adventure that leads them to an encounter with St. Pio of Pietrelcina better known as Padre Pio. They will come to love this wonderful saint, learn from his amazing knowledge of good and evil, help fight against the powers of a dark and looming enemy, and learn lessons about God’s love, forgiveness, and mercy.”

So, this is the first book of the Douglings Adventure Series, and it is a great beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and could not put it down. I started it to see which of my kids it would be good to read with and ended up finishing it in a single sitting. I plan on rereading it with my youngest two. Or maybe having the oldest read it to the other three of us. A great read, and fiction that will inspire faith.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Carissa Douglas:
Little Douglings Series:

I Go To Jesus
A Gift of myself
All Things new

Douglings Adventures Series:
Mystic Informant
The Lair of Illusion

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