Saturday, January 7, 2012
Review: A Little Magic
Title: A Little Magic
Author: Valerie Gillen
My Rating: 3.5 TURTLES: A very enjoyable read, I recommend you check it out.
*Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
A Hidden Power: Stepdancer Siobhan Kelly didn't believe in magic - until the magic chose her.
A Promise Made: She's been warned magic is evil, but with her grandmother felled by a deadly curse, she must make a bargain with the local Fairie prince - the return of their sacred Jewel in exchange for her grandmother's life.
And it just might work too - if only she can escape the dark witch who's made Siobhan her prey in the hunt for a deadly blood spell.
A Little Magic is a fun, quick, Middle Grade/YA novel about a teenager who discovers she has an extraordinary power, and must help restore a sacred Jewel to the realm of Faerie.
Valerie Gillen added many entertaining elements into this story. I loved reading about Siobhan’s step dancing, even though it was not a central focus of the story, it was fun to learn a bit about that art form. Bartholome definitely added a lot of comic relief in the story too – what isn’t funny about a cat that speaks in a British accent?
I liked the fresh spin on magic that Valerie Gillen had in her story. I always love seeing the different versions of myths and fairytales, like the Fae, and how they get interpreted through novels. There was also a plot twist that brought the story together like the last piece in a puzzle that I didn’t see coming!
Overall, I would recommend reading this book if you are looking for a quick, entertaining read with a little magic thrown in! It would also be a great book for younger readers (around 8 and up) to enjoy as well.