Monday, December 5, 2016
The Wrong Side of Magic by Janette Rallison
Author: Janette Rallison
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: August 2016
Hardcover: 336 pages
FTC FYI: I received a complimentary PDF from the author, all views and opinons expressed are my own.
The Phantom Tollbooth gets a modern-day spin in this magical middle grade fantasy filled with adventure and humor that will whisk readers away!
Hudson Brown stopped believing in magic long ago. That is, until the day he is whisked away to the magical land of Logos by a curious compass given to him by his off-beat neighbor, Charlotte.
Hudson discovers that Logos is a land ruled by words, thoughts, and memories. A fairy might ferry you across the river for the price of one memory. But be sure to look out for snarky unicorns, as they will see through those who are not pure of heart.
Not understanding the many rules of Logos, Hudson is quickly saddled with a troll curse. Charlotte, who, along with her father, was banished from Logos, can help get rid of the curse--but only if he agrees to find the lost Princess of Logos in return.
Janette Rallison is one of my favorite authors, her book are always amazing. I was thrilled to review her middle grade book, The Wrong Side of Magic. This book is so clever. The clever ways Charlotte was able to disguise them in Logos, how they were able to sail to the Cliffs of Faces, the use of candied hearts, riding unicorns, so many fun and creative adventures. I loved the play on words and humor. There were so many events that made me smile and laugh out loud. Hudson was a great character, and I adored Charlotte. I loved their adventure and the things they learned along the way. Hudson and Charlotte both realize some pretty great things. There isn't much else I can say without giving away the book, but know you are in for a fantastic adventure.
5 out of 5 stars. This book can be enjoyed by boys, girls and their parents. The ending is especially awesome.
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