Book Review: The Ifs Return by J.D. Pooker

The-Ifs-Return-644x1024Title: The Ifs Return

Author: J.D. Pooker

Illustrator: Frank Walls

Publication Date: May 17, 2015

Publisher: Little Devil Books

Pages: 131

Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

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“Gage escaped.”

These are the worst words Broden could hear from his big brother Landon—just one day after they battled alongside Slade’s Ifs and his army of forest beasts.

Sure, the brothers had learned to work together to fight and capture the evil If Gage. But, now, Slade has informed them that Gage has escaped!
Fear and distrust have entered the boys’ world. Why should they help Slade if he can’t keep control of his prisoners? Will they be able to fight against a familiar foe? Plus, Landon has more news…

“Gage has magic.”

What kind of magic? Will he use it against them? As the boys are drawn into yet more adventure with the Ifs, they find out just how powerful, and dangerous, Gage’s magic can be.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I had read The Ifs a while back and thought it was a fun action/adventure book for children so I was happy to read The Ifs Return.

I like Landon and Broden. Their first adventure brought them closer and they worked together and had each other’s backs during this one. They were a little less willing to help the Ifs this time because they knew how dangerous it actually was, but they felt they had no choice.

I was surprised that the Ifs came back so quickly. It was just the day after their big adventure! The Ifs Return is just as action-filled as the first book was.  Poor Landon and Broden were exhausted by the time this adventure was over.

I thought the ending was good and I would recommend The Ifs Return for any child. I it does stand alone but it would be better if The Ifs is read first.


About the Author

Jessica-Robinson-2-BW-224x300J.D. POOKER lives in wonderful Wyoming with her husband and two sons, along with a black lab named Ryder and a sweet kitty named Alia. J.D. likes to spend time with her family and go camping, fishing, and snowmobiling. Her sons, Landon and Broden, were the inspiration for The Ifs and The Ifs Return. The brothers enjoy camping, fishing, and snowmobiling with their parents. They also enjoy wrestling, playing with their Wii, their toy guns and bows and arrows, and their pets. J.D. can’t wait until her boys get older. She is sure they will have many fabulous adventures.


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