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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Magic Warble review

The Magic Warble
by Victoria Simcox

Overview from The Magic Warble Website

Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen – all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

The Author:

Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.

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*~My Review~*

I really liked this book! It was an adventure from beginning to end, and I was with the characters the entire way!   Each character had something I really enjoyed reading about even if the character was particularly mean.  I really liked Kristina the main character, she was humble and brave and the perfect mix of stumbling kid and feared warrior! 

I really enjoyed the fact that the animals talked and it added to the fantasy aspect of the entire story.  I thought Victoria explained and described everything wonderfully.  I could see the clothing, and the environment in my head, and it was great.  I was biting my fingers, and crying, and laughing throughout this story.  

I will always keep this adventure in my head and I recommend to all readers ages 9-14 who really enjoy a fantasy adventure! I give it a 4.5 star rating, because I was bummed at the end...not the way it ended but what her 'choice' was in the end.  I was impressed that a twelve year old could be as understanding and strong as Kristina was!  

I was lucky to have Victoria on my blog last week, and she is kindly giving away 3 ebook copies of The Magic Warble.  Sign up below to be entered!

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  1. Thanks for the excellent giveaway. Great to read your review- The Magic Warble is a fabulous fantasy, and a fun world to escape to- this is my favorite thing about a good fantasy, the ability to experience a new and different world! ~ Jess

  2. So many giveaways! GREAT blog I just connected with you via BOOK BLOGS

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for entering in the giveaway! If you haven't read Victori'as book, do so, it is a great read! :) Thanks for coming!