Adventure · Children's · Magic

Rainbow Grey – Laura Ellen Anderson ★★★★

Blurb; Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky! Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn’t have ANY magic!

Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey intro RAINBOW GREY! With the help of her best friends (and exploding cloud cat, Nim) now all Ray has to do is master her powers AND save the world from a mysterious, powerful enemy…

My Review; Yes I am 27. Yes I still read children’s books but this was amazing even for me. I loved it. Beautifully illustrated throughout. My imagination was on fire reading this. Meet Ray she is the main characters and begins the story with no weather powers/magic. Bring in her best friends Snowden and Droplett who do have powers and let the adventure begin.

This story has is all. Adventure. Magic. Good vs Evil. A huge battle to save the world. A brilliant read! Something different. Highly recommend for all children and young adult readers. There’s a whole new world to be explored inside this book. A well deserved four stars. Brilliant.

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fantasy · Magic · Young adult

*BLOG TOUR* Secret Mage – Rebecca Jaycox ★★★★

Blurb; Some secrets are too deadly to keep, some bloodlines too powerful to contain …

Reggie Lang might only be seventeen, but she’s had to grow up fast. Losing a father as a baby made things hard enough, but when her mom turned to alcohol for refuge, Reggie had to hold things together. She still does. If only she could escape it all …

When the other kids at school start calling her a freak, things only get tougher. What’s worse, she worries they’re right. Reggie shouldn’t be able to bring dead creatures back to life but somehow she can? If it wasn’t for her ride-or-die best friend, she’d have completely lost it by now.

When a mysterious man invades Reggie’s dreams, is it just another sign that she’s falling apart? He claims he’s her guardian – that he’s from another world. He tells her that her father’s killer is there …

… and that now an evil mage is gunning for her, destroying anything in his way.

Reggie’s always wanted to escape her life, but not like this. Does she really have to run to protect the people she loves? Who will take care of her mom? The man in her dreams says he’ll teach her about magic and protect her. That he’ll send someone he trusts to collect her. That her blood makes her powerful. It’s a hard choice, but ultimately protecting her mom is worth anything.

The magic-saturated world she discovers might be full of wonders, but the horrors are worse than she could have imagined. Can the man sent to guide her really protect her, or is the sign of his slavery an omen of what will happen to her?

Reggie will be pushed to her limits as she attempts her treacherous journey, struggling to adapt to a strange new world and learning to wield her powers. The Dark Mage isn’t easily evaded. He rules this world with a bloody fist. Because it’s blood he’s after—Reggie’s blood. And avoiding capture might just be the toughest thing Reggie has ever faced.

My Review; Secret Mage is book one in the blood magic series and I fell in love with it all. What a brilliant introduction into this series… A series I am excited for. I devoured it. I loved it. I enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

Secret Mage is perfect for YA, magical and fantasy readers. Meet 17 year old Reggie. She can bring things back to life. She is a strong, brave and determined main character throughout. The story follows her journey! It is short chapters throughout which I personally prefer. The cover is beautiful and eye catching. Brilliantly written. The author has done a brilliant job with this story as a whole. Very descriptive, imaginative. She has created a whole new fantasy world for her readers. It’s a page turner of a read. Fast paced. Easy read. A well deserved four stars from me. I cannot wait for book two already. Hurry up!

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Children's · Magic

Mirabelle Breaks The Rules – Harriet Muncaster ★★★★

Blurb; Mirabelle is special because she is different. Mirabelle’s mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy and she is a bit of both.

When Mirabelle goes off to witch school she promises not to cause any mischief … but then potions class goes a bit wrong and flying practise is a disaster.

Soon enough, Mirabelle finds herself getting up to some seriously mischievous behaviour. Hopefully, with the help of her best friend, Carlotta, she can put everything right before home time.

My Review; This is another children’s book suitable reading age of 6-10. This is book two in the series but reads fine as a Standalone. Another one I can pass down to my daughter.

Meet Mirabelle. Half witch. Half fairy. Very naughty. She has a pet dragon named Violet. It makes for a funny read. 100 pages long. At the start of the book we get an introduction to all the characters and a family tree. At the end of book you get a sneaky look into the next book, a wordsearch, a cooking recipe and a quiz. So there is loads within this book including the story.

The stories itself is set mostly in her witch school where two lessons go horribly wrong. Mirabelle vows to listen to rules and behave from now on but will she? Enjoyable read. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Magical. Highly recommend. 4 stars.

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