by L.J. Smith
Main Players: Alys, Charles, Janie, and Claudia
This is a case where one good book by an author does not reflect perfectly the state of other books by the same author.
The story wasn't terribly bad but not what I have come to expect from this author. It was so much closer to a Chronicles of Narnia spin off. All in all, the story was a bit lame and the characters a bit too predictable and weak. If this sort of story is among your favorites you might find this a tolerable read otherwise pass it up.