Mez's Magic (The Lost Rainforest, #1) by Eliot Schrefer

Mez's Magic (The Lost Rainforest, #1)

The Lion King meets Wings of Fire in the magical rainforest kingdom of Caldera in this new middle grade animal fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer.Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclips...

Details Mez's Magic (The Lost Rainforest, #1)

TitleMez's Magic (The Lost Rainforest, #1)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Animals, Adventure

Reviews Mez's Magic (The Lost Rainforest, #1)

  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusThis would be a great choice if you have readers who are loving Erin Hunter's new Braveland series. Exotic animals in an exotic location-- Schrefer always does a great job with this. I may pass, since talking animals are definitely my bete noire! Still, take a look at this one for elementary and middle school.
  • Max
    This book was AMAZING! I love books were the main character is an animal and I feel others who feel the same way would love this book as well. Mez's Magic is definitely one of my favorites.
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I liked the message behind this and getting animal POVs but I found myself quite bored for long even when there was stuff going on, it couldn't hold my attention
  • Molly N
    Pretty good, I am not sure I am going to read the next one though.
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    Not bad. Not spectacular either. Kind of boring at times. Maybe it will get more exciting as the series goes on.
  • Angelina
    I need the next book!!!
  • Leslie
    My young-reader self would've loved this slyly educational animal adventure; & the magic didn't hurt. I love how well (and so quickly) Schrefer characterized his diverse cast. The turns are well-played, the action is tense and suspenseful. That Schrefer doesn't shy away from the reality of predators/nature is a wonderful part of the experience; he handles it deftly enough for the more sensitive reader. I was very much entertained and eagerly anti...
  • Barbara White
    My seventh and eighth grades students love Mez's Magic, and are looking forward to the next installment of The Lost Rainforest. It would also be appropriate for high school students. My students felt they learned about the rainforest and totally fell in love with Mez. As an adult, I also enjoyed this story. Thanks to Goodreads First Reads for my first copy of Mez's Magic.
  • Melanie
    This book was great. I wasn't interested at first, but after I read it, I wanted more. It gave me a mix of feelings while reading it and if you're a fan of fantasy, it definitely deserves to be recommended
  • Jill Adams
    Harper is going to love this one--
  • Mothwing
    A story about a magical panther and her friends that fight a giant ant is a cool plotline, and i did really like it but you don't actually know what mez is thanking or what she's feeling,and the writing could be a little better.(Though I do plan to read the next one in the series.)
  • The
    This book is a great start to a series!! The one thing I would complain about is that some of the sentences in the book have werid phrasing which got kind of annoying, but other than that a really great book with alot of twists and turns!
  • Laura C.
    This book was a pretty fast paced read, and it is definitely a read for people who like books about animals going on an adventure to stop some evil from taking over their world! (Original much? *wink*) The plot is similar to Spirit Animals, but is combined with Erin Hunter's many series in the sense that it is told from the point of view of an animal. For example, in this book, it is told from Mez, a panther's, point of view. The animal character...
  • Allison Parker
    Mez has a secret: while her family sleeps deeply through the day, she is the only Panther who feels compelled to wake during the sunlit hours. When Aunt Osha discovers her secret, Mez is cast out from the den, for Shadowwalkers are considered unnatural, cursed. But Mez discovers she's not alone: a boa constrictor is traveling the rainforests of Caldera, gathering other animals who were born during the eclipse and therefore wake and walk both day ...
  • Kelly Erickson
    This was a really fun read, definitely more suited to younger audiences than all ages though. But it was an easy read, and the whole concept of "daywalkers" and "nightwalkers" was really interesting once I realized they were not simply interchangeable with "nocturnal". It had great pacing and watching Mez's character development was really enjoyable. Definitely recommend for younger readers who like fantasy and any reader looking for an easy read
  • Sonja Gieren
    🦇🐵Rezensionsexemplar🦇🐵(unbezahlte Werbung) -Zur Verfügung gestellt von der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlagsgruppe-🐒🦇🐸Caldera (1)🐸🦇🐒-Die Wächter des Dschungels-Autor: Eliot Schrefer Illustratorin: Emilia DziubakVerlag: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbHPreis: 14,99€, Gebundenes Buch Seiten: 384 Seiten ISBN: 978-3522506069Alter: ab 10 Jahren Erscheinungsdatum: 17. Juli 20184 Von 5 Sternen ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌴...
  • Jill
    Mez’s Magic is an adventure story set in an magical rainforest called Caldera. The animals of Caldera are split into two groups; daywalkers and nightwalkers (diurnal and nocturnal). Nightwalkers do not come out during the day and daywalkers do not come out at night. If one should break this rule and walk on the other side of the “veil” they are exiled from their family forever. The story is centred around Mez, a young orphan panther; who li...
  • Kerstin
    Im Dschungel von Caldera leben Nacht- und Tagwandler, so will es die Natur. Doch warum kann Mali, ein kleines, mutiges Panthermädchen, auf einmal tagsüber nicht mehr schlafen? Und sie ist nicht allein. Als die Hundskopfboa Auriel sie aufspürt und ihr erklärt, das sie ein Schattenwandler ist und sie und die anderen Schattenwandler die Einzigen sind, die die böse Ameisenkönigin aufhalten können, die kurz davor steht sich aus ihren Gefängnis...
  • Lois R. Gross
    The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s MagicEliot Schrefer On the night of the eclipse, baby animals are born throughout the Amazon Rain Forest with unusual abilities that will mark them as different from the others in their families and species. Such is the case of Mez, an orphaned baby panther, who hunts by day instead of by night. Deviant behavior in the panther family is seen as a risk to the whole group since it attracts unwanted attention. Mez knows ...
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Mez is a panther living with his sister, his aunt and her aunt's cubs, who include a white panther and three little puffy cubs. Something strange happens when Mez realizes he can be awake during the day which is not allowed for panthers. He meets a weird boa constrictor who says he is a magic shadowwalker and they go on an adventure with lots of other animals who are also shadowwalkers with magic. Turns out, the boa constrictor is bad and wants t...
  • Liv
    Vielen Dank an Thienemann und Netgalley, die mir dieses Leseexemplar zur Verfügung gestellt haben!Caldera.Die junge Pantherin Mali ist eine Schattenwandlerin und wird von Auriel (einer Hundskopfboa) mit anderen Schattenwandlern dazu zusammengetrieben, die Welt zu retten.Die Kurzbeschreibung hat in mir eine entfernte Erinnerung an die Bestsellerreihe Warrior Cats hervorgerufen, nur halt nicht (nur) mit Katzen, sondern im Dschungel.An sich ist die...
  • Christie Powell
    This was a fun adventure in a fascinating world. I loved how the rain forest setting is depicting, with the magic system neatly ingrained. The backstory for how the world is this way was also fascinating. The characters, various rain forest animals, feel true to their real-life counterparts, and I loved the interaction between them. The character arcs are a bit more shallow than I personally like, but for a middle grade I think they do very well....
  • Karen Parisot
    Mez is a panther. She was born during an eclipse, and in magical Caldera, it makes her different from the rest of her family and most of the other animals of the Amazonian rainforest. Considered “unnatural” the eclipse born are either cast out of their families or have learned to hide their true selves. This chapter book is the first in a new series. It’s an animal fantasy story with many unique characters each with their own endearing pers...
  • Young At Heart Reader
    This book just seemed like another standard entry into the junior fiction magical animal genre. Perfect for kids who like the Warriors, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, and The Familiars series. I don't think it's as creative as those last two, but it's in no way terrible. It just didn't stick out for me.I think this book had a good idea to start with, but the execution is a little bland. It goes through all the motions: main character finding out they're ...
  • Sarah
    In this rainforest, there are daywalkers, nightwalkers, and the special eclipse-born shadow walkers. Mez is a panther, who walks both day an night, even though it is considered taboo for panthers to be awake during the day. When Mez is rejected by her family, a snake, Auriel, takes the younger panther under his wing and enlists her and several other eclipse born to defeat the ant queen, who is attempting to take over the forest. Along the journey...
  • Jamie
    I got pretty into this one. There are some really interesting characters, especially Aunt Oosha--a powerful adult female panther. It's a gripping story of difference, exile, unlikely alliances, magical powers, and an ancient enemy on the verge of release. I have a couple of qualms: First, Mez is a top predator and likely to remain one, but all the other animals are sentient beings, too. What is she supposed to eat? I am troubled by this. Second, ...
  • Michelle
    Appropriate for: age 11+I liked this book, there aren't many books from an animals' point of view. BUT I was very upset that the author got a lot of animal facts wrong. This book focuses on animals, he should've done better research or not twisted the facts. The biggest one I noticed was how he said pythons grow faster than panthers.... that couldn't be farther from the truth! Reptiles grow much slower than mammals, taking many years to reach ful...
  • Hannah
    I thought this book was little bit more that good because I liked the way the animals had powers like Mez the panther had the invisibility, and Rumi the frog has wind powers, and Gorgi the monkey had fire powers and the bat Lima that has healing powers. One of the favorite parts of the book was when Mez attacked the Ant Queen who was trying to take over Caldera with Auriel the trader constrictor that was working with the ant queen but then got ki...
  • Pam
    First in this new series by Schrefer.The eclipse-born are able to walk by day and night which makes them unnatural in their communities. They are gathered one by one to come together to fight the Ant Queen when she is freed from her prison.The story is told from Mez's perspective - a young panther who discovers her talents and power along the way.The book sets the background for the rest of the series and has the requisite good versus evil and be...