Book Review: The Deavys by Alan Dean Foster

  I’ve always like Alan Dean Foster. I cut my teeth on him with Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (the first Star Wars novel ever) and read the Spellsinger series in high school. 

Here he presents a new story with a new world. Follow the Deavys – one brother and 2 ½ sisters as they discover the Truth. (Yes, with a capital “T”.) 

This is one of those book that’s just a light, enjoyable read. It’s one of those stories where you’re sucked into a book, and are interested in the the characters and what they’re doing, but nothing jumps out at you to stop what you’re doing and take notice. That may sound bad – but it’s actually good. When the entire book is able to keep your interest and nothing pulls you out of the story. 

I liked Foster’s use of magic and monsters. It’s not the same old urban fantasy. There’s enough different and creative. 

And I liked the inclusion of gneeches!  

Though things did seem a bit too easy – especially considering how dangerous it was supposed to be and how young these kids are. 

But it was fun. 

And I think this would make a great movie. 

Recommended if you like light urban fantasy for ages middle grade through adult. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Open Road Integrated Media for a copy in return for an honest review.


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