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Friday, May 17, 2013

Review: Wish by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser

Title: Wish (Faerieground #1)
Author: Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Illustrator: Odessa Sawyer
Publication: May 2013
Publisher: Stone Arch Book
Source: Author/Publisher
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Audience: 9+

Synopsis: Two friends, torn apart. Soli and Lucy argue, and then Lucy disappears, taken by the faeries who live in the forest near their homes. Can Soli save her friend, even if it means facing the biggest dangers she's ever experienced?

My Thoughts: Soli and Lucy have been best friends for as long as they can remember. One action changes everything and sends them to a forgotten land. This leaves Soli and Lucy in reversed roles. 

My 7 y/o loves what she has read of this book. I really like this story as well. It's a really quick read that is perfect for Middle Grade readers. My favorite part of the book is when Soli decides to do something brave. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series and I'm sure my daughter will be too.     

Author Bio:
Beth Bracken is a children's book editor. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Steve, and their son, Sam. When she's not reading, writing, or editing books, Beth spends most of her time knitting endlessly while watching reruns of old TV shows and drinking lots of tea. 

Kay Fraser is from Buenos Aires. She left home at eighteen and moved to North Dakota—basically the exact opposite of Argentina. These days, she designs books, writes, makes tea for her husband, and drives her daughters to their dance lessons.

About the Illustrator:
Odessa Sawyer is an illustrator from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works mainly in digital mixed media, utilizing digital painting, photography, and traditional pen and ink. Odessa's work has graced book covers from many top publishing houses, and she has also done work for various film and television projects, posters, and album covers. Highly influenced by fantasy, fairy tales, fashion, and classic horror, Odessa's work celebrates a whimsical, dreamy, and vibrant quality.

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