Book Review: Flyte by Angie Sage

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Young Adult > Fantasy

(Septimus Heap #2)

It’s been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle.

But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus’s brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?

Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.

Book 1: Magyk review

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Flyte is a fun sequel. The emphasis on the importance of family is what I liked the most in here. See, Septimus‘ oldest brother Simon is the villain. Even if Simon tried to “indirectly” kill him a few times, Septimus chose to spare his brother’s life in the end. Now, isn’t that nice?

I got a lot of laughs while listening to the audiobook. Nico‘s the most entertaining character! Besides Septimus, his rants and banters are the most enjoyable. And the spells are delightful, especially the chocolate spell! I would love to get my hands on that.

Marcia was the typical adult character who does not listen to the complaints and accusations of a child, and in this case, Septimus (who is her apprentice). Sometimes, you just want to knock these kind of adults out, yes? 😀

I found a loose end with the Dragon Boat, but overall Flyte made me want to continue reading this series. It was simply hilarious and just downright entertaining for fantasy readers like me.

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FLYTE by Angie Sage

Audiobook

Published January 1st 2006 by Recorded Books LLC

3/5 stars

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Book Review: Septimus Heap #1: Magyk by Angie Sage

Rating: StarStarStarStar

Synopsis:
The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

*****

Reading this book is a roller coaster ride. it started with anticipation, then trudged on to boredom for sitting so long while waiting for it to begin. but when the ride actually starts, the excitement is back! it builds momentum, although it really takes time to get to the top. From there, the rush is unstoppable.

i loved how the author began with the unlikely hero 🙂 i liked how even the adults bicker in such a childish way. i really liked how the reader’s POV shift from one character to another. one minute it was Jenna, suddenly it was Boy 412. Even the message rat gets his share!

this is wizard world in its simplified form. cast a spell by just saying it: SPEAK! or FREEZE! something like that. i love it!

simon heap. one interesting character. he reminds me of Percy, Harry Potter’s brother. the prefect. i’m watching you, simon. *evil grin*

and septimus heap. wow. building his character as the chapter moved along was amazing. from strict life, to suspicion, to loneliness, to acceptance, to faith. and finally to confidence. i am really looking forward for him to grow up.

i really enjoyed the last part where all those unanswered questions you had at the back of your mind were answered. no need to wait for book 2!

the verdict: i will complete this series! could’ve given in 5 stars but then i delayed my reading when i reached the middle of the book. it couldn’t hold my attention on that part. but i’m glad i finished it!

.:maria:.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”