From the cover:
What would you do if one night, life as you know it changes and you are left
alone in despair? That is how Emerine’s nightmare starts and now all he does is
His family lived at the edge of the forest until dark shadows killed
Now they want him, and so does a magic tree. He has never seen dark
shadows or enchanted trees before. Emerine has to get to the heart of Red
Forest, to the fairy people. Only then he will be safe. Safe? He has never heard
of fairies before and once he gets there what?
Emerine's Nightmare is a great read to illustrate the battle between good and evil, light and dark. It is short, around fifty pages, so it's a pretty quick read.
When Emerine's parents are killed, Emerine has to find his way to the only safe place for him on his own, a place his father called the Red Forest. To do this, he has to overcome a number of supernatural obstacles that confuse and surprise him, the most prominent being the dark shadows that are trying to destroy him.
I love to see characters overcoming obstacles. I'd really like to give this to my ten year old to see how he likes the writing style and subject matter. I have to tell you that middle grade is just not a genre I understand that well, and I'd really like to compare opinions with him. I thought this book was maybe geared to a little bit older reader, maybe sixth or seventh grade.
This book is clean, has a moral, and I could safely recommend it to any reader who likes elves, fairies, and other such fantasy stories.