Review of The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

Posted 5 March, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

About the Book:
Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen – all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.

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.

About the Author:
Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one older sister, Jeannette. When Vicki was 7, she moved with her family to British Columbia. In her early twenties Vicki moved to Western Washington and now resides in Marysville WA. She has been married to her husband Russ, for nineteen years and they have three children; Toby, who is fifteen, Kristina, thirteen, and William, eight. She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also teaches elementary school art. Vicki’s other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, two cats, Frodo, and Fritz, and two parakeets, Charlie, and Paulie. She did have a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, painting watercolors, watching movies, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her kids around to their many activities. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and one of her fondest memories is when she was twelve. She would sit at the kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that maybe, she can touch someone with her story in a similar way.

My Review:
When I was first contacted by the author to review this book, I was, honestly, not sure how I would like this book. But I believe every author deserves a fair chance at having their book reviewed and the word spread about good books, so I happily agreed to review it for her. I am glad that I did!

This book is a wonderful and exciting new book for young readers. It is filled with entertaining fantasy and wonderful, dear characters that is sure to capture the young reader’s heart. Kristina was such a dear character that I felt like I met a new friend. My heart went out to her with her struggles of not fitting in at her school, but I loved how she over came that when she was transported to the magical land. Kristina felt as if she belonged there, had friends there when she met the dwarfs, animals and fairies.Truly a sweet story.

I have never really been a big fan of the fantasy styled writing, but the talent of Victoria Simcox is one that I enjoyed and will happily spread the word about. This is a 4 star book!

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*This book was provided for review by the author*



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