Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Spell Sisters: Evie the Swan Sister by Amber Castle (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10)

August 2012, Simon & Schuster
160 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: legend of Arthur, magical girls, adventure, out of control horses, major peril, variety of birds, being brave, facing fears, pretty outfits, friendship, fun, a few stickers

Summary from Simon and Schuster

When eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana Le Fay.

Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever.
The sixth adventure of the series, sees Gwen and her cousin Flora attempt to rescue Evie the sister who holds the magical control of birds.

Nayuleska's thoughts
This is the best book in the series! I cried at the end because it's very wonderful. Birds are my favourite type of animal. I was in awe at Evie's power, wishing I could do the same. Her dress is exquisite. Gwen and Flora have to stand up and face their fear, as well as learning not to dismiss an idea without thinking it over. The tips on how the reader can help birds are detailed and easy to follow in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on the dedicated website.

Suggested read
Definitely check out the rest of the Spell Sisters series which includes Grace the Sea Sister


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