Mistress of the Storm by M. L. Welsh.
David Fickling Books
Publication Date: June 2011
List Price: $16.99
Review: Have you ever desired to read a book that holds mystery, suspense, action, and fantasy? Well, Mistress of the Storm is the book to read! Mistress of the Storm is written by M.L. Welsh and is about Verity Gallant, just another unpopular girl, until one day when she receives an ancient book from a stranger along with a small, wooden ball. At school Verity has never been very well liked, but when she becomes friends with Henry and Martha, they work together to find out the information behind these mysteries. In their town, Wellow, they uncover little-known history, and the more they know, the more people get involved with the mystery.
Everything in Verity's life is unexpected. She finds out that her mother is pregnant soon after receiving the two gifts. Verity also finds out she's a natural at sailing. She has discovered that stories in her new book are actually true and not just legends. Plus, Verity has been noticing a boy following her. As if that is not enough, in the autumn, her unknown grandmother comes over after hearing about the pregnancy. A story that was written is destined to come true, and Verity has a big part in it. Everything is complicated, but Verity knows she can't give up, because if she does, she could lose her new sister and possibly more. Nothing is as easy as she imagines.
M.L. Welsh is an amazing author and makes you feel almost as if you're a part of the story. The characters are very well described; you could imagine their appearance exactly. The author is very imaginative to make up all of the characters, setting, and plot. The whole story is creative! Points of view are added, apart from Verity's, so readers can see what other think of a particular situation. Mistress of the Storm is very suspenseful and mysterious. Everything you know might be only what you think. Verity learns a lot about life in this book. She learns to sail, to stand up for herself, and to do what she feels is right.
Review written by Kelly (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Mistress of the Storm for this review.
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