Friday, February 5, 2010

The Forest Portal by Melody Dempsey ****1/2

The Forest Portal by Melody Dempsey was a great read! The title is perfect for the plot within the pages.

Cameron Maine is about to graduate high school. On the last day of school when the bell rings, Cam and his sister Collette and friend Taden head to the beach for some last day of school fun.

Cam being the inventor type, decides he is going to gather some seaweed and shells to try and concoct a serum to turn old wood to look brand new.

Much to his dismay, what Cam actually invents is a glowing rainbow paint. Disappointed with failure, Cam, Collette, and Taden take the paint to the woods, intending to make the trees more colorful.

When painting the trees in the woods, he finds it doesn't glow like it did back at his house. As Taden steps between two trees that were standing close together and both wearing Cam's paint, the kids are stunned as the glowing neon colors surround Taden and he disappears.

After a few seconds of Cam and Collette standing in awe, the colors reappear and Taden is back.

They discuss what happened and realize Cam didn't invent a serum to restore old wood, but a serum that created a time portal.

Follow Cam, Collette, and Taden on their adventures through time travel. Where they go into a time of the past, meet ancestors all the while trying to maintain their secret.

Will they change the future by altering past events? Find out in The Forest Portal.

Dempsey did a fantastic job of keeping the intrigue alive. this story has a great plot with some unusual twists. I can't wait to see what the next adventure will be. I give it ****1/2 (4.5) Stars, BK Walker, reviewer for BK Walker Books, Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams".

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