Synopsis from Penguin Random House:
The second book in a hilarious heavily illustrated middle-grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares!
Amelia Fang and her friends love their dark and gloomy world of Nocturnia. But when Tangine’s mom, Queen Fairyweather, goes missing, they must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light.
With fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark mortal enemies?
About: Amelia Fang and the Unicorn of Glitteropolis (aka Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords) was written and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. It was published on 7/30/2019 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 240 pages. The genres are middle grade, fantasy, and children’s fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 7 and up, grades 2 and up. This book is book 2 from the Amelia Fang series where book 1 was Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball. According to the publisher’s website, “Delacorte Press was founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte, Jr., and first published pulp magazines, detective stories and articles about the movies before it too became a full-service house, publishing original works of fiction in all formats.” Please see below for more information about the author, illustrator, and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading Amelia Fang and the Unicorn of Glitteropolis (aka Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords) on 5/26/2020 and finished it on 5/27/2020. This book was a great read. I liked the rainbow train idea. I loved the illustrations and how there are drawings on every page. A good story on friendship and how friends help friends. I enjoyed the humor, especially at the wishing well.
This book continued where the first book left off. Amelia learned that the King’s wife and Prince Tangine’s mother disappeared in Glitteropolis and have volunteered to help find her along with her friends Grimaldi and Florence. Amelia and her gang were creatures of the dark and where they need to go was located with creatures of the light. Armed with a map and disguises because the light feared the dark and vice versa, but upon arrival at the wishing well, their map got ruined and a the King shrunk into a bumblebee. Now the gang not only needed to find Prince Tangine’s mom but also needed to find his dad.
Amelia Fang and the Unicorn of Glitteropolis (aka Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords) was well written and illustrated. I have read book 1 and 2 because they were a two books in one; however, I saw on Goodreads that there were 8 books to the Amelia Fang series. I do recommend everyone to read this series. It can either be a Halloween read or not because book 2 had unicorns, fairies, and leprechauns! I like this book for the rescue, a bit tricky as Amelia and her friends had to think as they go when they encounter trouble.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, illustrations, friendship, family, actions and adventures
I rate it 5 stars!
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