Friday, December 14, 2012

Free for All Friday: The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox Giveaway

How did Friday creep up on us so fast? Only 10 more shopping days until Christmas. Thankfully, I'm pretty much done. I even wrapped about half of the gifts. Once I get to the grocery store for the final time, I'll feel like I am in good shape. I can't stand grocery shopping.

Today we have not one, not two, but three e-copies of a book up for grabs. The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox is a middle grade fantasy novel. Here's the synopsis:

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.

I wrote up a First Chapter Review of the book at The Children's and Teens' Book Connection. This is what I had to say:

KEEP READING: Yes. This isn’t a genre I read often, but I like to expand my horizons from time to time. The author has created a character that young people can easily relate to in Kristina. Though the first chapter is short, the reader gets an idea who Kristina is, what she likes, what she doesn’t like, and who is important in her life. Nicely done.

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What a great book! When my elementary aged daughter saw the cover art with the faerie on it, she was immediately interested in reading it, so I let her read it first. She loved this chapter book full of wondrous adventures, and said she would like to read it again.
--The Freebie Fairy

I just finished reading The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox and it is a fabulous story...Anyone that likes a good fantasy story will fall into the pages of this wonderful book and go on a journey that will stay with them after they turn the last page. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Black Shard.
--The DMS

This book was magical.
--Jennifer Zuna, Amazon reviewer

Now's your chance to pick up a free electronic version of the book. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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1 comment:

Tayet @ Farm Life at its Best said...

My favorite fantasy novel(s) are the first two books of the Firethorn series, Firethorn and Wildfire. The third hasn't been released yet, but I eagerly await the publication!