In 2010 I posted my review of a wonderful children's fantasy chapter book entitled The Magic Warble, written by local Seattle author Victoria Simcox. Since then my daughters and I have anxiously awaited the arrival of The Magic Warble's sequel, The Black Shard. I am happy to announce that the wait is finally over... and it was well worth it!
Being a fan of all things concerning faerie and otherworldly realms, I was pulled into the story of The Black Shard instantly. What I really love is how the author combines realistic teen issues with fairy tale fantasy. For example, the book's heroine Kristina who is from our world, experiences her first budding romance with a handsome teenage Prince from a fantasy world, all the while dealing with the very real insecurities young teen girls are feeling.
I was so taken with The Black Shard that I read it almost constantly until I was finished! The author has a delightful writing style that is engaging for all ages, yet not to difficult for children to understand. I truly look forward to the sequel to the Black Shard - the cliff hanger at the end is intense!
I highly recommend The Black Shard for all lovers of fantasy chapter books, which I feel that tween and teen girls will especially enjoy and relate to.
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