Feb 22, 2012

Review ~ The Secret DMS files of Fairday Morrow

For this review, I was sent a paperback copy of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by one of the authors: Jessica Haight.  I was so excited for the chance to read and review for Jess since she is my most faithful follower and commentor on this blog; and since I am always on the lookout for new middle grade books to entice my 10 year old to read more.  Now that I finally have gotten caught up on housework and mommy stuff (at least for the moment), I had a chance to sit down last night to relax.  Of course, relaxing to me is READING!  I have several reviews yet to read and post this month, but was looking for something light and different to read before bed.  As I looked at my TBR pile, I picked up this book and began reading, I was still reading when my hubby came to get some sleep last night, so sadly I had to stop.  I finished this morning and now have my review ready to share with all of you!

About the book ~ taken from the blog :

~ For more info on the book, the authors and some clue-finding fun ~
visit: Jess's blog:   http://jessicahaight.com/The_DMS_Home_Page_.html
or Fairday's blog:   http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/
Fairday on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fairday
Jess on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/@dmsfiles

My Review :
I fell in love with the characters in this book from page one.  Fairday and her family are unique, entertaining, and completely believable.  I enjoyed getting to know Fairday, her family, Lizzy and the kids in Fairday's new school.  The  mystery and suspense is perfect for young readers (and even older ones like me).  The writing flows and I never had to re-read or pause to figure out what was going on.  I love that the story is easy to read and understand and yet written in such a way that kids ages 10 through teen will enjoy the story, the characters and the adventure.  I am anxious to see what happens next!  The story ends perfectly with a mystery solved, yet with more adventure and mystery yet to come!  Excellent job Jess and Stephanie!  A definite 4.5 stars from this book lover!

On a personal note - I was trying to think of a creative way to entice my 10 year old son to give this book a try.  So, I pretended that the spiders on each page were "scary" to me (I would fake shudders and quickly close the page repeatedly to make him laugh and tease me).  Now, all 3 of my kids tease me about the spiders every time they see the book. - lol

I highly recommend you give this book a try - as I've found out from the blog, this is the first book of a series of five.  I can't wait to read the next mystery solved by the DMS team!

*I received a free paperback copy of this book for this review.  All my reviews are my personal, honest opinion.  See my Policy & Disclosure page for more info.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Susan! Stephanie and I are so happy that you enjoyed The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow. It is an honor for us to have our book spotlighted on your blog! We love hearing readers thoughts about Fairday's story! Happy reading!
    ~ Jess haight & Stephanie Robinson

    1. So glad to have you stop by and leave me comments! I love supporting new authors/books! After I have my son read it, maybe I can have him post a review as well! :)

  2. This sounds like a book my daughter would be interested in. I'm going to send her the title and see what she thinks. Thanks for sharing!

    1. My 10 yr old son has started reading it and he likes it. I've read parts of it to my 7 and 4 yr old girls and even they enjoy it! It is such a fun and intriguing book! It is not yet available for sale, but will be coming out soon!

    2. Hi Theresa! That's wonderful : ) We would love to hear your your daughter's thoughts about The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow! ~ Jess & Stephanie

  3. Susan- That is so exciting that your son has started reading it and likes it! We are so happy that you have read part of it to your 7 year old and 4 year old. How wonderful! Thanks so much- Jess and Stephanie


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