The Next Big Teen Mystical Fantasy Adventure I was lucky to have received a signed copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads giveaway Thank you C.Toni GrahamCrossroads and the Himalayan Crystals was a great read and I was a bit sad to have finished it so quick, so now I m interested to read any other books by this author.The story kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to know what was going to happen next The landscape and characters were described in such a way, it was a joy to visualize and inspiring for me being an artist I was lucky to have received a signed copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads giveaway Thank you C.Toni GrahamCrossroads and the Himalayan Crystals was a great read and I was a bit sad to have finished it so quick, so now I m interested to read any other books by this author.The story kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to know what was going to happen next The landscape and characters were described in such a way, it was a joy to visualize and inspiring for me being an artist, it made me want to draw All the characters had been well thought out and had specific roles that I imagine many readers will identify with especial those of the same age as the main characters.The book was full of mystery and action and easy to read I particularly liked the book having lots of short chapters as it meant I could read the story in stages, where a natural break in the story occurred I wishedbooks did this.I think this book will appeal to people who like magical adventures but as one of the characters was also an Indigo Child and the subject of auras being attacked I m sure that it will be great for young people who are aware of New Age themes A lovely book that I would recommend Beautiful cover too 5 absolutely fantastic stars What an epic ride This is first rate fantasy, and I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves mysticism and fairytales The author transports us to a magical land with intriguing magical elements and creatures C Toni Graham s writing is perfect, with just the right amount of description and emotion And this was an emotional story At its core, this tale is about friendship What an excellent cast of characters to spend some time with Conner, Jake, Seneca, 5 absolutely fantastic stars What an epic ride This is first rate fantasy, and I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves mysticism and fairytales The author transports us to a magical land with intriguing magical elements and creatures C Toni Graham s writing is perfect, with just the right amount of description and emotion And this was an emotional story At its core, this tale is about friendship What an excellent cast of characters to spend some time with Conner, Jake, Seneca, and Shayna were all unique and interesting in their own way They are just the right group to go on this adventure with I thought the author did a wonderful job crafting the world and keeping the magical elements but also making sure the characters were real and flawed Now, to get my eager hand on the next book in the series While working on a field assignment for a tyrannical biology teacher, four teens find themselves transported to another realm called The Otherworld With the lives of their loved ones at risk, the group must navigate this unknown territory filled with magic, fairies, and flying horses to defeat an evil druid.It was impossible to read only one chapter at a time I loved that the chapters were quite short, yet action packed and propelled the plot forward at a quick, steady pace Definitely a pag While working on a field assignment for a tyrannical biology teacher, four teens find themselves transported to another realm called The Otherworld With the lives of their loved ones at risk, the group must navigate this unknown territory filled with magic, fairies, and flying horses to defeat an evil druid.It was impossible to read only one chapter at a time I loved that the chapters were quite short, yet action packed and propelled the plot forward at a quick, steady pace Definitely a page turner Additionally, it was very obvious that a lot of care went into the writing, editing, and typesetting of this novel it was practically flawless It s always enjoyable to read a book that is cleanly typeset and virtually free of grammar spelling errors There are elements of Celtic mythology threaded throughout the story and non stop action from start to finish Because of this combination, I would recommend this book to fans of Rick Riordan s Percy Jackson series including young fans who are entering the YA age bracket and are looking for a book withsophisticated vocabulary Speaking of which, the vocabulary is one of my favourite parts of this book it really is beautiful The ending set up for the second book nicely I m glad I already have the second one and don t have to wait to find out what happens to the Dominion of Four I m giving this book 4 out of 5 stars because I was hoping for a littleworld building The primary focus was on the character development and the dialogue between the characters, which are both done well, I just didn t have a clear picture in my head of The Otherworld as a result A sophisticated, magical story that fantasy fans will devourC Toni Graham brilliantly blends realism with the world of fantasy in her YA novel, Crossroad and the Himalayan Crystals This is an entertaining tale of four teenagers who shift into the Otherworld magical realm I love the realistic theme of a diverse group of friends adventurously working together to overcome evil This mystical tale is full of adventurous fun with great characters like Jake, Seneca, Shayna, and Connor.Highly re A sophisticated, magical story that fantasy fans will devourC Toni Graham brilliantly blends realism with the world of fantasy in her YA novel, Crossroad and the Himalayan Crystals This is an entertaining tale of four teenagers who shift into the Otherworld magical realm I love the realistic theme of a diverse group of friends adventurously working together to overcome evil This mystical tale is full of adventurous fun with great characters like Jake, Seneca, Shayna, and Connor.Highly recommend I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I was sad to finish it This is a book for any age not just young adult I will be finishing this trilogy without a doubt Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals by C Toni Graham, is geared toward the YA and teen crowd but still may appeal to anyone older as well You will thoroughly enjoy this fantasy tale as you follow a group of friends, Jake, Conner, Seneca, and Shayna These kids are well fleshed out characters, each with their respective flaws, somethan other, but all are good kids When they are transported into another realm, the story changes rapidly On a school assignment, they are transported to a Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals by C Toni Graham, is geared toward the YA and teen crowd but still may appeal to anyone older as well You will thoroughly enjoy this fantasy tale as you follow a group of friends, Jake, Conner, Seneca, and Shayna These kids are well fleshed out characters, each with their respective flaws, somethan other, but all are good kids When they are transported into another realm, the story changes rapidly On a school assignment, they are transported to a place called Fionia, where there is an abundance of magic creatures While a lovely and mystical place, it is dangerous too This book is a great combination of fantasy, mystery and adventure The plot keeps you engaged due to its fast pace, the setting is beautiful, and the characters are ones you will get attached to as well Great book and highly recommend Delightful, well rounded characters in a fabulous fantasy world.Clean and fun Appropriate for 5th grade and up.More of a review to come Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals, by C Toni Graham, is a Teen YA book, but I m way past that age, and I thoroughly enjoyed it Four classmates, Jake, Conner, Seneca, and Shayna, are on a school assignment when they re transported into the Realm of Fionia, a strange, yet lovely, place where magical creatures dwell and adventure and danger abound I loved the characters, so well written, and their developing friendship I found myself cheering them on throughout their journey It s a fun rea Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals, by C Toni Graham, is a Teen YA book, but I m way past that age, and I thoroughly enjoyed it Four classmates, Jake, Conner, Seneca, and Shayna, are on a school assignment when they re transported into the Realm of Fionia, a strange, yet lovely, place where magical creatures dwell and adventure and danger abound I loved the characters, so well written, and their developing friendship I found myself cheering them on throughout their journey It s a fun read with twists and turns and surprises I m excited to read the next book in the series Highly recommend An ordinary school day in Middlefield turns into a mystical tale filled with endless adventures of magic, fairies, flying horses, and danger A modern day saga of four young teens who find themselves trapped in another realm The Otherworld where they must abide by an evil druid s bidding or risk endangering the lives of their loved ones and the magical beings they have befriended