A mysterious island shrouded in fog is the only home a group of children have ever known.
And someone seems to be keeping them in the dark about something.
When two of them set out on a quest to find the source of the fog, they set off a chain of events that will affect their friends and families lives forever. On they way, they discover there’s something decidedly less than ordinary about who they are (hint: look at awesome new cover for this book…)
The elements of a good fantasy tale are timeless regardless of whether or not it was written for children or adults. So while Island of Fog is definitely an excellent middle grade fantasy, I enjoyed it as just a good story. Robinson’s world is very well built with lots of detail and intrigue to keep you guessing as you follow the kids on their adventures and discoveries. It’s also very creatively done, and stands out as its own unique world while living pretty solidly in a contemporary fantasy genre.
The characters are fun and well-developed, and Robinson does a good job of living inside the heads of these kids and keeping their reactions and dialogue true to age. The characters undergo transformation not only into the creatures they become, but into deeper and more mature people who learn many things about the the value of loyalty, friendship and courage.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who like fantasy, regardless of age.