Reviewed by McKenzie Stephens, Teen Staff Writer

Ravenspell: The Wizard of Ooze by David Farland. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

Being a mouse is hard. You have to constantly hide and worry. You are always having to be on the look out for humans, poison, and traps and you must be forever attentive to predators who would like to make a mid-day snack out of you. Magical mouse Amber, with Ben, her magic buddy (who used to be a boy), Bushmaster, a wise vole, and Thorn, a very smart mouse, set out to change all that. They decide to take over the world to make it a safe place for mice. Too bad Sebaceous Ooze has the same idea. He is an evil worm that uses magical song to enslave mousekind. He also wants to use his army of slobber goblins to take over and ruin the world.

I really enjoyed this book. I have not read the first in the Ravenspell series. With the "Wizard of Ooze", I didn't have to. It was good on it's own. This story is about magic, adventure, and friendship. The suspenseful sequences were wonderful. I highly recommend this book for all ages.