Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Cloak Society Review + Giveaway by Shannon O'Donnell

  The Cloak Society 

by Jeramey Kraatz

The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago the Cloak Society was defeated by Sterling City's superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, and vanished without a trace. But the villains have been waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. . . .
Twelve-year-old Alex Knight is a dedicated junior member of Cloak who has spent years mastering his telekinetic superpowers and preparing for the day when Cloak will rise to power again. Cloak is everything he believes in.
But during his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: He saves the life of a Junior Ranger of Justice. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders what, exactly, he's been fighting for.

Okay, middle grade book lovers, this is a can't-miss series for all fans of fantasy adventure--that means all of you Percy Jackson fans out there. Full of action, great world-building, and likeable characters, this is a sureto please series. I received an ARC of book 1 and really enjoyed it, so I shared it with  my 10-year-old son (now 11). I had NO IDEA he would respond the way he did! To say he loves this series would be an extreme understatement. He has devoured my book 2 ARC and is already "dying" for book 3. Wow.

The second book, The Cloak Society: Villains Rising will be released by HarperCollins in October.and the e-ARC is currently available from Edelweiss.

And because I know you'll love them, I am going to give away my ARC of the first book to one lucky commenter. Just make sure you're a follower of this blog--here and on Facebook--and leave a comment. I'll announce the winner next week.  Good luck!

Alex Knight was raised as one of the Cloak Society's most fiercely loyal junior supervillains. He proudly dedicated himself to this elite organization—until he met Kirbie. A junior member of the Rangers of Justice, Kirbie opened Alex's eyes to Cloak's true mission. Now, Alex is determined to bring Cloak down. And there's no time to lose.
The Cloak Society has just pulled off the greatest takedown in Sterling City's history. Justice Tower is in ruins. And the city's superheroes, the Rangers of Justice, have vanished.
Alex and Kirbie's only hope for defeating Cloak is to bring together the Junior Rangers and the other junior Cloak members who have turned their back on their former leaders. But after years of hatred and enmity, fighting for the same side is easier said than done.

If any of you give these books a try, please let me know what you think.

Have you been shocked by the reaction of a child or students to a particular book or series? 



  1. One of my FB friends has an 11-year-old son who loves Percy Jackson. I will share this blogpost with her. Love the covers!

  2. I follow on fb and twitter. And I've been looking forward to this book for quite a while! Fantasy Adventure is the genre that really cinched my love of reading, and I still have a soft spot for it.

  3. The first book has done very well in my library. The kids like the "gray" treatment of good and evil, I think, just like the Joseph Delaney books.

  4. I remember when the first one came out and how much I really wanted to read it!

    Also I love this blog. I love middle grade fiction and I don't think it gets all the attention it deserves in the blogosphere.

  5. I follow both here and Facebook. I've heard of this book before and like the premise. Also it's great coming here and reading about Middle Grade.

  6. I follow on fb and twitter. The Cloak Society sounds intriguing, will be looking into it more. The one series I was surprised my child devoured was Spiderwick Chronicles. It might have to do with the fact that the first came in a cereal box but we continued reading all the rest.

  7. I follow the blog, and facebook! I've heard of these books, they sound amazing!

  8. I was super surprised when all my boys loved this one series I had never heard of (and of course I can't remember it now!!!!!). They all loved it tho.


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