Last fall I did a review and giveaway for the book, "The Magic Warble". I really enjoyed that book and was very excited when I was contacted by the author Victoria Simcox to review the sequel, "The Black Shard".
Although The Black Shard stands well as a book on its own, it's even more fun to read them both. The Black Shard picks up a few years after the first book ends. The main character missed the magical land that she once visited and all her dear friends she made when she was there. While off at horse camp, she finds herself, once again, being transported back to Bernovem. She is thrilled to be reunited with her old friends! But she soon notices things aren't quite right as she embarks on another fantastic and dangerous adventure where she learns strength in weakness.
This was a great sequel and I was happily surprised at the end because it took a turn that I wasn't expecting and it left me wanting more. I love it when that happens. It took me awhile to actually finish this book because my 11 year old daughter kept sneaking it away from me (she wanted to read it as much as I did).
If you are looking for the perfect gift for that middle-school aged child in your life, these books certainly have my seal of approval.
You can find more about these books and purchase them here.
The author has once again generously offered to give one of you a copy of The Black Shard! There are plenty ways to win:
Leave me a comment about one of your favorite books from childhood.
(Please leave a comment for each entry)
Follow the author's blog.
"Like" The Black Shard on Facebook.
Follow the author (Victoria Simcox) on Twitter.
"Like" Household Cents on Facebook.
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Follow my Household Cents blog.
That's seven different ways to enter! I will be picking a winner using random.org on April 23. Giveaway for US residents only. Good luck!