Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud Review

Max has anger management issues. And she has a dangerous secret. She can make things happen. Like magic. She almost killed a kid at school and nearly used it on her stuck up older sister. The question is, can she do anything other than blow things up? Can she learn to control it? And is it really possible that an obscure teenage girl is the key to keeping all of humanity safe?

Philip has just got his ring back. He got it taken away for messing with his teacher’s mind so he can cheat on a test. Now that he has his ring, he thinks he should be able to use his power to make his life better. A lot better. The problem is that people want him to be responsible. But if you could do magic, wouldn’t you use it to escape work in any way possible?

Aaron wants to be a soldier. He knows there are lots of people who would try to take over, and he’s determined to stop them. The problem is that there’s this new girl. And she might be not be on the right side of things. She’s really talented and pretty, but she might be able to destroy everything he believes in. Whatever the case, he knows he needs to learn to be world class with the magic sword while he figures out what to do.

Brynn never gets out. Her grandfather won’t permit it. Her only access to the outside world are high fashion magazines, so she has an unusual idea what she should wear. She’s dying to get out and travel. And adopt animals. Any kind of animal. Is she a lonely future granny with cats or are her ridiculous clothes actually the next fashion craze? What possible role could she play in the destiny of the world?

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud is a fast-paced fantasy adventure for all ages (10 and up) and is the first of a planned trilogy. Fans of magic, swordplay, secret agents, and conspiracies set in a modern everyday world will not be able to put the book down. Jon Thomason is a debut author and paints a vivid world of magic right under our noses and delivers rapid-fire action that keeps the pages turning.

Title:Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud
Edition Language:English

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    Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud Reviews

  •  CCAM&GZM

    “Sometimes we need bounds on our freedom.”Looking at the cover I thought it would be a SF. I couldn't be more wrong. Max is pure fantasy!The story is sometimes alert, sometimes funny and sometimes...

  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)

    I want to thank the author, Jon Thomason, for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.Blurb ...

  • Christy

    Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud is an awesome book about a typical 13 year old girl who just happens to find out that she is a jinni. Ok, maybe she's not so typical. After all, how many jinnis...

  • Nancy

    UPDATE: Increased the rating to Five Stars after my 11 yr old son finished the book last night and came downstairs to tell me how awesome it was! He reads at a high level and is not easily impressed, ...

  • Diane

    Thanks to a Goodreads Giveaway, I received a copy of this book. It was great... first page to the last. I really wished I'd been able to ask questions along the way, that Max, the main character didn'...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    If you are looking for an adventurous middle grade book that girls and boys alike will love, than look no further. This book is full on fantasy with all sorts of "jinni" magic. Of course there are the...

  • Andrew

    I got a copy of this for my 7th grader, on the proviso that he write a review of it. He loved the book, and here's his take on it:"Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud is an amazing book, full of w...

  • Carolyn

    This book was really interesting and captivating. But I did find that for three quarters of the book it was evenly pased but then every thing seem to happen in the last few chapters. It was like every...

  • Janet Budge

    Loved this book! I've handed it off to adults, read it to a third-grader who does NOT like fantasy or sci-fi , a snarky sophomore who was sure it was beneath him, a college junior, and then read it to...

  • John

    Thoroughly enjoyable read, definitely with initial undertones of Harry Potter as noted by previous reviewers. As the story progresses it takes on a life of its own and sheds most of the obvious HP com...