Karen E. Hoover
Book Description (from B&N):
There was absolutely no way a black dragon hovered outside of Newtimber. Sianna rubbed her eyes, but the dragon was still there, clutching a round object that looked like a spotted egg. And then the egg fell, hitting the ground like an atomic bomb, sending out waves of a slow-moving fog that distorted everything it touched.
The citizens of Newtimber change. The old man down the street stretches into a screaming tree. Sianna’s skateboarding friend, Matt, transforms into a giant green dragon. Pegasus. Sirens. Griffins. Vampires. Zombies. Creatures from the myths of every culture come to life through the people.
Even Sianna changes, her skin becoming stone hard, and she gains the ability to travel from the human realm into the dimension of the Fae, using it to free her father from prison and enlist his aid in battling the evil bent on taking over the world.
One person to heal a family, a town, and save the world. It seems an impossible task, but with the help of her new friends, it could happen.
This was a wonderful fantasy series. I just loved the world Hoover created and can't wait to read more about it. The main character is strong, compassionate, and protective. The story was exciting and kept me captivated from beginning to end. It's the perfect story for any young reader who enjoys fantasy. I can't wait to read the next book and find out what adventure Hoover takes us on next.
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