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Archibald Finch and the Curse of the Phoenix

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Hypnotic , enchanting , Intriguing full of surprises many of which are totally unexpected & I imagine any child reading this will even more devastated than I was when on the last page it says ..........To Be Continued ! As Archibald along with his sister Hailee her friend Oliver & Archibald's friend from the other Dimension of Lemurea  is Faerydae .I am now even as an adult going to have to get the other book as I need to know how the full story ends & I highly recommend you read this & especially to your children . #NetGalley, #GoodReads,,#FB,#Instagram,#<img src="" width="80" height="80" alt="100 Book Reviews" title="100 Book Reviews"/>,#<img src="" width="80" height="80" alt="Reviews Published" title="Reviews Published"/>,#<img src="" width="80" height="80" alt="Professional Reader" title="Professional Reader"/>.
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Archibald Finch is a book that no child should read, if you want to encourage a love of reading in your child.  It's a tedious, dark, boring story and none of the characters in it present a positive role model, on the contrary.
 I think it's more of an adult book with children's characters.
Too dark, gloomy and depressing for children's reading;  too childish for an adult audience.
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Archibald has changed since returning from Lemurea.  He hangs out with gargoyles and stands up to bullies.  Lemurea is an underworld where witches hide.  He discovers that when he returned, he wasn’t alone — that a Marodor followed him.  Archibald must return to Lemurea to get Faerydae to help him catch the Marodor and take it back to Lemurea.  Only Faerydae doesn’t want to do it., but finally agrees to help Archibald.  The Orbatrum, a device that opens portals between their realms/worlds has broken making Faerydae confront the Marodor to get back to Lemurea.  On the hunt for the Marodor, Archibald, his sister Hailee, former thief Oliver and Faerydae encounter a witch hunter that is vicious.  Will they find the Matodor?

The author has written an ancient conflict between Earth and a hidden dimension/world involving witches and monsters.  This book is the second volume of Archibald Finch series.  I look forward with hope that there will be a third volume.  This is a fun adventure for Archibald and his friends.  I enjoyed the adventure very much.
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First and foremost, I would love to thank NetGalley, the author, and publishers for allowing me the opportunity to read this advanced copy. Such a great adventure!. Recommended
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Hi everyone! Today I'll be reviewing Archibald Finch and the Curse of the Phoenix, the second book in the Archibald Finch series by Michel Guyon.
I have to say it again, holy bejabbles! This book series is absolutely amazing! Last year I read the first book and I immediately loved it. I had great expectations for the second one, and, let me tell you something, it did not disappoint! This is the perfect follow-up to Archibald's story. I could spend hours talking about how much I love these books and how passionate I am about them.
I really love the characters, and I adored meeting them again. I especially liked to see how much Archibald has grown, and how he is now able to make much better choices than before. I also loved the Faerydae-Hailey duo, and I think their chapters together are some of the most enjoyable in the book.
Another thing I must mention is THAT plot twist. WOW. I never saw it coming.
Once again, the illustrations by Zina Kostich are stunning and capture the essence of the story really well.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the third book. I can't wait to go back to Lemurea!
This book series is perfect for fans of books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. If you liked the first book —if you haven't read it yet, go read it ASAP, what are you waiting for?— I would totally recommend you to read this one.
I’d like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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This book was so scary and I am  an adult.  I would not recommend for younger children.  It gave me nightmares.   He was a good book, but scariest children's book ever written.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me an advance copy in return for my honest opinion.

Recommend only for those who love to be scared out of their minds.
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Archibald came back from Book 1 expecting a normal life, but that didn't happen! He's got skills and experience and a way to get through troublesome times, and those talents are needed elsewhere and at home - he now sees things with new eyes and begins troubleshooting immediately.

In this adventure he meets up with his friends in Lemurea, and he partners up with his sister and Oliver, and with new members on the team it is a new game entirely. Traveling to Paris is part of the equation. . . .who doesn't love Paris???? Jump on board to see what happens next!

A Sincere Thank You to Michel Guyon, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC to read and review. #ArchibaldFinchandtheCurseofthe Phoenix #NetGalley
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Last year I read the first installment of the series and loved it. Thankfully the sequel was just as good. I loved following Archibald's adventures in this bone chilling and dark fantasy world. It's the type of middle grade made for people of any age, a more mature kind while still retaining that young feeling. My thanks to the publisher, the author and NetGalley foe tge opportunity to read and review this book!
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Another great read in this series. I really quite enjoyed it. Great middle grade read for the kids and parents
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Thank you Netgalley and Andrew McMeel for my copy. 

This probably the darkest children book I ever read. Although the character is interesting and worldbuilding totally intriguing but I am sure this one not for everyone taste. The artwork is amazing.
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It was scary, squirmy, and darn right yucky but a fun read. This book takes you into a dark realm that triggers nightmares for some kids. With a few chills and goosebumps here and there, this book would have its readers captivated and engrossed with its weird characters and horrific situations.
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