Wilson, N.D. (2009). Dandelion Fire. New York, NY: Random House, Inc
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Reading/Interest Level: Ages 10+
Similar Titles: 100 Cupboards, The Chesnut King
Plot: In this second book of the 100 Cupboards series, Henry finds himself receiving letters… but where do these letters come from? Why, the cupboards, of course! The letters are addressed to the Whimpering Child, and he figures out that they are for him… how disturbing. To add to the situation, his parents have been found and he will soon be sent back to them…but things get worse rather quickly as his aunt, uncle and cousins all get sucked into one of the cupboards along with his friend Zeke and a policeman to boot! Now Henry has to rescue everyone while keeping away from Darius and Nimiane – two evil beings with their own agendas. More secrets about the cupboards are revealed in this book along with several surprises.
Personal Thoughts: The second book is just as good as the first and continues Henry's story. I thought the character was developing well and clearly growing. The adventures are getting a little more scary and perilous. One of the lessons in this book is that nothing is quite as it seems.