Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Magic Warble review and giveaway! CLOSED


As a child I always enjoyed being taken to another world or another place. I have always had a bit of imagination and it always seemed that a good book could allow everything to come to life. It always seemed some of the most enjoyable books to read were those filled with fantasy, fairies, gnomes, Princes, etc. So when I was approached by Victoria Simcox to review her book and after I read what it was about, I got very excited to return again to that world of fantasy and fairy tales that I once enjoyed as a child.

About "The Magic Warble":
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.


Review:
I really enjoyed this book. I would compare it to some of the classics such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Spiderwick Chronicles and The Bridge to Terabithia. There were so many unique characters whom helped make the story interesting and fun. The characters were all very believable and I could tell the author put much thought into who they were.

I felt the story kept my interest the entire book. The story is filled with suspense and even some surprises along the way. In all honesty, I would love to see a sequel to "The Magic Warble". I feel the ending fit well, but I just wanted to read more. The book was written well and a fairly easy read. I think this is a prefect fantasy book for youth from grade school to teens. Even adult may find themselves enjoying it as well as I did.

Buy It:
You can purchase your own copy of "The Magic Warble" at themagicwarble.com or Amazon.

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Giveaway Ends: May 4, 2010

This product was donated for the purpose of a review. Even though I was given the this product free, my review is my own honest opinion.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite book as a youth would have been little house on the prairie.
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The Magic Warble said...

Hi Tasha, thanks so much for reviewing my book and hosting me on your awesome blog, and I'm planning to have 3 maybe 4 books in this series. No# 2 is almost finished and I hope it will be out early next year. Best Wishes Victoria www.themagicwarble.com

Lori A. said...

I always loved the Nancy Drew books as a young girl.
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Nicole C. said...

I loved the Little House on the Prairie books.

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Kimberly said...

Tuck everlasting! Wrinkle in time! Oh how I love to let my imagination fly away!
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Carol M said...

I read all the Nancy Drew books. I still enjoy mysteries.
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jewelknits said...

I actually DEVOURED books as a child (actually, come to think of it, that hasn't changed much). I don't recall having an absolute favorite then, but as a teen, I determined that I was going to read ALL of the classics - I must have read Les Miserables at least three times in two years and have even re-read it a few times as an adult, so I would have to pick that as my favorite!

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charisma said...

The Catswold Portal by Shirley Rousseau Murphy was my favorite book when I was in middle school. It made me wonder if my cats were secretly living in a much more wonderful world... danabeeman at gmail dot com

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KIM said...

My favorite book as a kid was the babysitters club and also the the choose your own adventure books.

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Emily said...

My favorite book was definitely Where the Wild Things Are

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emilyma said...

My favorite book when I was little was Ella Enchanted. It was one of those books that I felt like I was apart of!

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Julie said...

My dtr would love this book. As a kid I enjoyed reading The Hardy Boys. As an adult one of my all time favorite books is for kids, "The Giver". Each time I read it I'm astounded.
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Robyn said...

I loved so many books as a child! This reminds me of "A Wrinkle in Time" which was a favorite.

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Anonymous said...

The Secret Garden was my favorite also. Still read it annually.
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amweeks said...

As a young girl, my very best favorite books were the Trixie Belden mystery series!

AEKZ2 said...

Growing up, I loved reading The Little House on the Prairie books.

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Nickolay said...

My favorite book as a kid was The Hobbit

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Anonymous said...

"Charlotte's Web" was my favorite book!

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Hannah said...

I loved the harry potter books.
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Charlene said...

My favorite book was On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

lilyk said...

My favorite children's book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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purango said...

Black Beauty was my favorite book as a child. garrettsambo@aol.com

Renee G said...

My favorite book growing up was Little House in the Big Woods.
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