Thursday, March 21, 2013
Middle Grade with Minky is my own feature, in which my sister Minky drops by to review some of the fabulous books she's been reading. 

The Menagerie
by Tui T. & Kari Sutherland
Published: Mar. 12.2013
Pages: 288

Logan Wilde is accidentally drawn into the mysterious, dangerous world of the Menagerie when he discovers a griffin hiding under his bed . . . and it leads him straight to the weirdest girl in seventh grade, Zoe Kahn.

Zoe is panicking. Her family has been guarding the Menagerie for centuries. If they don't get the cubs back fast, the whole place will be shut down. To save the griffins' lives, she's willing to break all the rules, even if it means letting an outsider like Logan help. But the real mystery remains: Is someone trying to sabotage the Menagerie?

Who Let the griffins out....and why?
*Copy of the book was received from Harper for review. Thank you!*

Minky's Blurbings:
The Menagerie is a really good fantasy book. The characters are interesting, and the plot is fascinating. I'm sure that anyone who appreciates good books (including me) will rate this five stars. This book deserves no less. I don't think there was anything in this book that I didn't like. Seriously. It wasn't boring, there was no language, and it was really good.

The Menagerie is this really cool zoo where magical animals live. The animals in the zoo are not your typical zoo animals. There are no flying zebras in this story, thank goodness! Instead they are your traditional fantasy  animals, such as unicorns, mermaids, and even a Phoenix! Dragons and manticores abound in this Fablehavenlike place. I thought it was so cool to read and learn about all these creatures. Including the kraken!

Things go horribly wrong when SIX baby treasure-loving griffins get out! Our protags go on this crazy ride through town to bring them home. I thought it was neat how they used clues to track them down. Logan and Zoe and Blue were smart kids and really fun to read about. They were funny and kept me very entertained as the story went on! The side characters, such as Matthew and John,  had some pretty rocking skills such as tracking proess, and they made a pretty good band of Griffin hunters.

Overall this is a book that will give you an awesome ride. The writing will engage you and the baby griffins will crack you up! Children and Pre-teens will adore this story! I  loved it and i can't wait for the sequel.

Content: Clean Read
5 Stars

Have you read this book yet? Do you like Middle-Grade? Are you excited to read it?! Let me know what you are thinking! [And a big thank you to Jessi for my awesome signature!] Love,


  1. This sounds like a cute little mystery! I am trying to get into more MG because every time I read something in the genre I am surprised by how much I like it, so I want to keep that going. Thanks for the recommendation, Minky!

  2. This sounds great, love the review
    New GFC follower
    Looking forward to talking books with you
    Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

  3. Wow, The Menagerie sounds great! I can't say I've ever seen anyone compare a book to Fablehaven. So cool that you can. I love it when books have different magical creatures.

  4. I don't generally look twice at MG, but this one sounds really cute. I think I might check it out!
    [and you're very welcome, I'm glad you like it! ^.^]

  5. I haven't gotten to read many MG recently, but I do enjoy them. This one sounds really fun. Kinda makes me think of Fablehaven. Thanks Minky!

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  6. I and my daughter will surely love this book! Great review! :)


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