Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nine years after Mibs Beaumont takes us on her Savvy adventure, her cousin, Ledger Kale, turns 13 and has his own story to tell in Scumble.
Ledger has a more active Savvy than Mibs, and he's having a hard time with his ability to scumble it.
Under the orders of his mother, who happens to have the power to control people, Ledge is able to control his savvy while at a family wedding on Uncle Autry's ranch, but she can only control him so much and Ledge makes a bit of a mess. He is left on Autry's ranch with his sister and a few of his cousins in the hopes that they can help him.
Unfortunately, Ledge breaks the first rule of having a Savvy - keeping it secret. A girl named Sarah Jane became witness to something she was not meant to see. Not only is his savvy a danger, the secret is out and Sarah Jane could endanger the whole family.
Scumble truly is a companion book, there is no order, and either one could be read on its own. That being said, I welcomed the familiar and lovable Beaumonts from Savvy when they made a few appearances - or disappearances as the case may be - and we got a chance to see what became of them after nine years.
If Savvy was hearts and flowers, Scumble is metal and electricity. Not to say boys won't enjoy Savvy and girls won't enjoy Scumble, but the points of view are different and offer readers a different look at the family secret. The characters are just as vivid, the imagery will stay with you, and if you're like me, you'll want to jump into this world and catch yourself a savvy!
I am a new fan of Ingrid Law and can not wait to see what she comes up with next. I would love to see another companion book, for I still haven't had enough of this amazingly different, loving family.
Scumble/Savvy minisite - excerpts, trailers, reviews, etc.