Cinnabar and the Island of Shadows

Cinnabar and the Island of Shadows - J.H. Sweet, Holly Sierra The Fairy Chronicles is kind of like the "Rainbow Magic" series (by Daisy Meadows) for the older readers. The Fairy Chronicles are more complex- I recommend these books for kids who read the "Rainbow Magic" series when they were younger, but still like reading about fairies. This is technically a series, but I read two books- they were out of order- and there was nothing I didn't understand. The author does a good job of bringing new readers up to date so even if they hadn't read the previous books, everything still makes sense.

Another fairy adventure! This time, the main character is named Cinnabar. When several babies have recently been born without shadows, Cinnabar and some other fairies are sent to the Island of Shadows to find the missing shadows. In the book, it is explained why shadows are so important.

Anyway, this is a great fantasy series for the older readers, ages 8+, but since its not one of my personal favorites, I'm giving it three stars. I still enjoyed it and I recommend it.