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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Faerieground Wish by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser

Faerieground Wish by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser. A Faerieground Novel.

Faerieground Wish by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser

Capstone Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2013
List Price: $12.95
ISBN-13: 9781623700034

Review: Have you ever had an argument with a friend and wished that they would just disappear? In the book Wish by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser, Soli wishes her best friend, Lucy, away after an argument. Unfortunately for both girls, however, Soli makes her wish in the heart of the Willow Forest, the one link between the human world and the Faerieground.

After Soli makes her wish, Lucy is sent to the other part of the Willow Forest, the part in the Faerieground, where she is met by guards of the faerie queen, Calandra. The faeries are not at all as she had expected, and Lucy immediately wants Soli to wish her back home, away from the scarier, meaner faeries. Meanwhile, Soli, who feels extremely guilty, goes to visit Lucy's mother, Andria. Andria, who is also very worried about her daughter, instructs Soli to go back to the woods, find a four-leafed clover, and wish to see a faerie. This way, Soli will be able to see the secret entrance to the Faerieground and go save Lucy. Back in the Faerieground, Lucy has been made a prisoner in a small, damp cell, along with a faerie called Kheelan. As soon as Soli enters the Faerieground, she is brought to see Queen Calandra. Calandra tells Soli that she must retrieve the Dark Crown from the Black Lake or Lucy will never be released. With the help of Kheelan, whom Lucy sends, and the Ladybirds, the wise elders of the faeries, will Soli be able to dive deep into the Black Lake in time to save her best friend? Is Calandra telling the truth? You must read the book to find out.

I enjoyed reading this book because of its strong lessons about friendship, beautiful illustrations, and because it was a quick read. I would recommend this book to Middle School age girls because the book is about girls that are this age. If you are ever having a hard time deciding on what to buy at the bookstore or borrow from the library, make sure to look for Faerieground: Wish by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser.

Review written by Laura (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Media Masters Publicity for providing a copy of Faerieground Wish for this review.

Have you read Faerieground Wish? How would you rate it?

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