Rating: High Four 1/2
Who I'd Recommend to: People who liked Harry Potter, and the Familiars.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
Taking place seven years after the events of the original Septimus Heap series, PathFinder tells the story of Alice TodHunter Moon, a young PathFinder who leaves her seaside village in search of her friend Ferdie. Rumor has it that Ferdie has been taken by mysterious creatures called Garmin under orders from the malevolent Lady.
My favorite character is.... well, most of the characters I love so much that it's hard to choose. Oskar - he could read the ground and pick locks so well, and how Alice had gills. I thought that was a creative idea. The writing was good and interesting, although I don't think they used the older characters enough - they took away Septimus' good personality and humor. I think Sage gave away a little too much in the beginning. She explained everything, which took away the effect of being on the edge of your seat. It was a little like seeing into the future of the book.
Overall, this book was a good book, but its not as good as the Septimus Heap books.