Author: McKenzie Wagner
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: September 11, 2012
Paperback: 136 pages
Genre: Middle grade fantasy
FTC FYI: Received a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review
Goodreads Summary: When her mother---the ruler of Benotripia---goes missing, Roseabelle knows she'll need the help of her best friends and their combined powers to survive the perilous journey ahead of her, rescue her mother, and save Benotripia! Written by a young author, this exciting adventure story pulls you into a true fantasy world. A suspenseful and addicting read!
Benotripia: The Rescue is a very fun, fast-paced story for middle grade readers looking for an adventure. The author has created a world full of fun characters and creative magical elements. Roseabelle is in a magical school where each child has unique gifts. She can hop through shadows that transport her to different places when needed, along with other gifts. Her best friends Jessicana and Astro have special powers too. Jessicana can turn herself into a parrot, and Astro has fun with lightning.
Roseabelle's mother is taken. She and her friends risk everything to find her, while learning about their country's past along the way, and the enemies they have.
3 out of 5 stars. McKenzie is a very talented author for her age, and has great potential. The Rescue is book 1 in a series of 3. I'm excited to read the next book. I met McKenzie last Saturday at Authorpalooza. She is very outgoing and sweet. I was impressed by her kind demeanor, and enthusiasm. My daughter added Benotripia to her own personal library. Find out more about McKenzie here. Follow her on Facebook.