Thursday, March 21, 2013

Book Review: Sew It's a Quest


Descriptions:  Robin and Robert are royal twins. They are the only two to have received a Fairy Godmother gift in nearly a century, an amazing honor. Soon it was clear that their gifts had been switched and a search began to find the Fairy Godmother to right the mistake. When she is finally sighted by a knight, the family learns that the pair must find her for themselves and they only have until their 18th birthday ... only 4 months away. Will they be able to find her in time?

Age Appropriate For: Ages 12 + (for magic)

Best for Ages: 12-18

Are you looking for a lighthearted tale of magic and adventure? Do you like fun retellings of fairytales? Then Sew, It’s a Quest is the perfect book for you!

One of the things that I enjoyed most about this story is when a new character was introduced. Each time one was introduced, I would try to match it with a fairytale. Sometimes I could right off, other times it took a while.

Robin and Robert were well developed and each endearing in their own way. Their relationship is wonderful and so like close siblings. They are friends but still have the ability to get on each other’s nerves.
I have to say I was very impressed when I found out that Kendra was only 15 when she wrote this story. It was very well written for someone so young.

I don’t tend to like stories with magic or fantasy, and this had both. Although there were some moments that there was too much magic for my taste, it never was so over the top that I wanted to put the book down. The magic had more of a Disney feel than a dark feel. However, parents should be advised that there is magic in the story, if that is something they try to avoid.

This is a light read with a nice blend of original story and well known fairytales. I recommend it to younger readers who enjoy mild fantasy books.

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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