Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Can the Magic Warble Save Bernovem?

Things aren’t easy for twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly. At school she gets picked on for everything she does. When her teacher gives her a Christmas present on the day before vacation, she has no idea that her life is about to change. At first she is a little disappointed that her teacher gave her such a strange present, a tarnished silver ball. But, when it suddenly transports her to another world she doesn’t know what to think. Bernovem isn’t like any place Kristina has ever been. She is amazed by the dwarfs, fairies, and talking animals. Not long after she arrives she learns that The Book of Prophecy foretold that she would be coming to Bernovem to return the Magic Warble to its rightful spot. In doing so, peace is supposed to be restored the kingdom and it should stop the reign of the evil Queen Sentiz. It turns out Kristina is “The Chosen One".  In the instant when Kristina was transported from her house to this strange new land she went from outcast to someone who fits in and is honored by those around her. Still, her task is not easy. To return the Magic Warble she must overcome obstacles that will put her life in danger, and she and her companions will have to tackle feats that have never been accomplished before. Looper, Clover, and Prince Werrien will take the journey with her, but will they all survive the task? Is it possible that returning the Magic Warble will really restore peace in Bernovem? Will Kristina ever get home again? Read this fantastic fantasy to find out!

I just finished reading The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox and it is a fabulous story.  I liked Kristina right away and could relate to her love of sleep and the fact that she often oversleeps and misses the bus. The pace of the story is excellent! The author created a magical new world with creatures that I could easily picture and a storyline that I thought about when I wasn’t reading. I especially liked Kristina and the strength that she shows throughout the book. I would definitely want her on an adventure with me and I liked to see the way she solved problems and treated others. Throughout the book there were drawings to accompany some of the text and they added to my enjoyment of the story. I loved imaging what was happening and the illustrations only made the story better! I think that this book would be great for kids in grades 4-8. Even adults will love it! Anyone that likes a good fantasy story will fall into the pages of this wonderful book and go on a journey that will stay with them after they turn the last page. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Black Shard.

Has anyone else read The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox? Or have you read another book by this author? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Reading!
~L
Stop back Friday for an interview with Victoria Simcox and a giveaway of The Magic Warble!

24 comments:

  1. Dwarfs, fairies, and talking animals - never mind grades 4 to 8, this sounds like the sort of magical book I'd enjoy reading, thanks for recommending it.

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    1. Hi Petty, I totally agree! Wherever those fabulous entities pop up- I'm in : ) Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  2. This reminds me of my favourite book of all time – the lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. Magic, fairies, and talking animals sound right up my street, another for my TBR list. Thanks for a great review.

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    1. Hi Barbara, I love, love, love The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe- it's one of those books that has sculpted my reading career : ) Thanks for popping over to share your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  3. That book sounds magical! I'm a new follower from over at Book Blogs. I'm currently having a giveaway if you'd like to enter! I'd love for you to stop by for a visit when you get a chance. :)

    MaMa's Book Corner Giveaway

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    1. Hi Leigh Ann, Welcome! Thanks for stopping by- we will definitely pop over to visit you : ) ~ F

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  4. Ahh! I read this awhile back and enjoyed it. Victoria is very nice and I will certainly stop by for her interview!

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    1. Hi Heidi, She is very nice- and we are excited to host her here tomorrow- hope to see you! Thanks for stopping by today : ) ~ F

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  5. I have not read these but they sound wonderful!

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    1. Hi Patty, Extremely fun! You will enjoy The Magic Warble- what's better than fantasy??? Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  6. This is new to me, but it definitely6 sounds like something my students and I would enjoy! Thanks for the tip :)

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    1. Hi Jemi, Thanks for stopping by! We hope your students are able to fall into this fun fantasy : ) ~ F

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  7. I'll have to look into this for my daughter. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kelly, Excellent! We hope she likes it. Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  8. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like a great read for my niece!
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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    1. Jessica- It is a great fantasy adventure. There is a giveaway going on for ebook copies of it over the next week.
      ~Jess

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  9. I won this book on a friend's giveaway and am looking forward to reading it soon!

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    1. Claudine- It was such fun read! I think you will really like it. :) ~L

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  10. Great review :D Ahhh. I love Middle Grade books. <3 and Fantasy books are my favorite :) This book sounds amazing. Think I will have to check it out ;) Also, Kristina sounds great as well. :) Glad you loved this book. <3
    Love, Carina

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    1. Carina- So glad you enjoyed the review. This is such a great fantasy adventure. If you stop by our interview with the author you can enter for a chance to win an ebook copy. :) ~L

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  11. I loved this book! Victoria is giving away 3 ebook copies on my blog, ending Nov 1 if you want to stop by, I hope you have a fantastic rest of your week! :) http://chelssizzle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sizzle C- This book is awesome! Such a fun fantasy. How exciting that you are doing a giveaway for The Magic Warble. Thanks for stopping by! ~L

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  12. I love the title and the cover and the story. Sounds like a fascinating read.

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    1. Donna- It is a wonderful fantasy adventure! ~L

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