5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior is the beginning of an epic quest that unites three kids Oona Lee--a clumsy sand-dancer with a destiny, An Tzu--a musically magical boy from the poorest of slums who is slowly turning invisible, and Jax Amboy--a beloved Starball player with a big secret. Together they embark on a magic adventure connecting 5 worlds.
"One by one the five great beacons went dark and the Gods were gone. And none would ever again light the shining Beacons, save a Warrior of Sand, crowned with living fire..."
This series is destined to have well worn covers and never enough copies in my library. To start the word of mouth among readers in your life, hand 5 Worlds to fans of Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet or Faith Erin Hick's Nameless City.
You may know that I like to watch for 5s in kidlit and always enjoy a good #fivespotting.
So the first book in the 5 Worlds series had me intrigued right from the start with its beautiful swirly 5 on the cover.
While the 5 in 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior may have initially caught my attention, it was the following 5 things that made me a serious 5 Worlds fan:
1. Truly lucious artwork
2. Sand dancing!
3. Controlling plants with music!
4. An epic magical adventure that has already captivated the readers in my life
5. The promise of more in 5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince