Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Magic Warble Review and Giveaway



About the Book: 
 
The Magic Warble
written by Victoria Simcox
cover and interior art by Amanda Swanson









The book is full of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, an evil queen , and Kristina.  Kristina is an awkward young girl who feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. With more than a fair share of teasing and misfit reality until she receives a cool gift... This gift  transports her to a magical land for the adventure of a lifetime where she finds everything HOME did NOT have, friends, magic and most importantly a place she fits in.



I was contacted by Victoria about taking the opportunity to receive and review her new book, The Magic Warble, and at first I was super excited.  This book promised to deliver everything I truly enjoy (Yeah I like fairies and fantasy lands, sue me.. bwahahahaha).  Then, reality started to sink in I haven't been able to read a book in 4 years.  The ONLY reason I got through the Twilight saga was because I did audio book and listened to them bit by bit as I prepared meals and fed the gremlins /sigh/.  BUT, I decided to read it TO them, figured after the usual Dr. Seuss or Good Night moon, they'd get a little Warble Action.  It went great, but I started noticing, that after they had KNOCKED out, I was NO where NEAR done with the reading, I wanted more, NO, I needed more.  This book had me HOOKED.





Pros: 

 Aside from the obvious... That it's AWESOME... lol.. . The story was very well paced, I never felt lost or hat it was too slow, the character development was excellent, and the illustrations? Well, just amazing.  This book is intended for a younger audience, I KNOW my nieces will love it (I'm passing my copy on to them but only as a loaner..), but as you can see those of us who enjoy a change of pace from the medical thrillers, apocalyptic novels, and self help book this is a refreshing change. 

Cons:

I felt the story seemed familiar, and a bit predictable.  That being said.  This book IS intended for a younger audience so this did not bother me, or take away form the story at ALL.


To read more about The Magic Warble  or to read about the Author, head over to the web-site HERE

I can honestly say, this is now on my list of one of my favorites, and think I will read it over and over to my daughters when they are old enough to follow along.





~*~*~*~*~*~*The Giveaway*~*~*~*~*~*~


Victoria Simcox is so AWESOME ... She's willing to share a copy with one lucky reader.. Also show her some love at her Blog.

****Ends 2/10/11****

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US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on MARCH 14, 2010.

Disclosure: I received a book to review for free from Victoria Simcox. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.





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  2. Hello! I'm a new follower on the Thursday Blog Hop! I'm a teacher and am interested to read your book review. This sounds like it would definitely capture the interest and imagination of kids. As a child I loved The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
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  5. I follow via gfc. My favorite book in my childhood was actually the nancy drew detective series haha. Sound_and_spirit@yahoo.com

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  6. I follow from facebook and networkedblogs, i like your review, im a readerholic... my smallest kids favorite story its the gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler..., and the older an I love Mc Broom´s wonderful one-acre farm by Sid Fleishman.Have you read those? theire great too.

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  14. Can't wait to read it when I win it! ;) If not, I'll be purchasing it anyway. :) Can't wait!

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