Friday, March 8, 2013

Review ~ The Conjuring Glass (Pheonix Girls #1) by Brian Knight

The Conjuring Glass (The Phoenix Girls, #1)The Conjuring Glass by Brian Knight
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre: Tween/ Middle Grade on up Fantasy

Book description:  When thirteen-year-old orphan Penny Sinclair moves to the small town of Dogwood to live with her godmother, she expects her life to become very dull. She doesn't expect to find a strange talking fox roaming the countryside near her new home, a kindred spirit in her new friend Zoe, or the secret grove where they discover the long hidden magic of The Phoenix Girls.

Learning to use magic isn't easy, though; Penny and Zoe get their magic wrong almost as often as they get it right. When something sinister threatens Dogwood, their often accidental magic may be the only thing that can stop it

My thoughts:  Penny finds herself moving to a new life in the country. Her mother was killed in an accident and she is moving to live with the godmother that she never met. She is confused and not happy with the whole idea.

Fortunately for her, she has a wondeful godmother and has met a great friend. Zoe is also new to the area and a social misfit, just like Penny.

Things take a turn to the strange when she is approached by a talking fox. He introduces her and Zoe to the Pheonix Girls. It is a magical society made up of girls who are more sisters than friends. The book begins with a prologue illustrating the end of the previous society.

A dark and evil force quickly enters their small country city. Someone is kidnapping children. The quick and easy suspect is the travelling magician. Unfortunately he has an alibi, but Penny and Zoe know there is more happening than meets the eye.

This book is a great and fun read for kids between middle grade readers to young adult. There is mystery as well as magic.

This book is appropriate for the all age groups. It is clean and entertaining.

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