Happy Easter everyone!! I hope whether you are celebrating for religious reasons, or just having a fun day with the kids, that your holiday is special for you! We observe Easter in my household, and it’s also my kid’s spring break from elementary and middle schools, so we’ve been having a very busy last few days.
I’m not really blogging or working over this holiday weekend to devote time to my family, but I did sign-up for a Sourcebooks Jabberwocky blog tour for the sequel to Rose, called Rose and the Lost Princess. It’s a middle reader book/series that my girls–Addie, age 6 and Emma, age 10–both adore so the girls and I have stopped by the blog to let you know to check it out.
If you filled your children’s baskets or gave gifts galore already, there is still always room to buy books right? Besides this one is just hot off the publishing presses! This series is definitely one that girls in the middle age range can appreciate. First published in the UK by author Holly Webb, it’s now being published here in the U.S. with some awesome new covers that both my girls and I adore. They are really attention grabbing and the content inside is just as exciting.
I have enjoyed reading them myself, you can see our first review HERE of Rose, and as well this second book, Rose and the Lost Princess. It’s a winner any mom, grandma, aunt, or friend can great about picking up for a special girl. Even if Easter giving has passed, summer break is soon upon us and this would be a great book for reading over break. My girls read it the first couple days of this spring break while I was finalizing some work. They breezed through it (yes, my 6 year old is a 560 Lexile Level) and enjoyed the fast paced mystery.
Before we head into their reviews, here is an interview that Emma did with Holly Webb during the tour for the first book, Rose. You can see that HERE. She asks some really great questions and you can learn a lot about Holly and her series by reading that!
Emma’s Review, Age 10~
I really like this series, even if I read on a little higher level now. I like books with magic, mystery, and adventure a lot and though it is sometimes hard for a book to keep my attention, this one did. I really recommend it for girls who are reading middle readers. Maybe before they read Harry Potter, they could try these out first. I always look forward to the next one in this series. It has some funny parts too and she describes things really well. She is a great writer for girls my age and understands how my friends and I might act in the same situations. Can’t wait for the next book by Holly!
Addie’s Review, Age 6~
This is a great book. It took me longer than my sister, but I still didn’t want to stop reading it. I love the magic and the fun of the book. I like her details. I feel like I am in the story. I love the way the book looks and I like the story. I like her cat and that she likes chocolate. It was
Great buy for a middle0-reader aged 7-9!! Don’t miss this series!! Mom and two daughters all agree!!
- Age Range: 9 – 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 – 6
- Series: Rose
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402285841
- ISBN-13: 978-1402285844
Not all magic is used for good…
Rose’s whole life has changed in a matter of weeks. She’s gone from being a lonely orphan to a magician’s apprentice, though she’s learned that power comes at a price. Rose’s magical abilities blossom, but she’s still uneasy about her new powers. Even Rose’s friends don’t seem to trust her anymore, especially when rumor of dark magic begin to swirl through the city.
Then the country’s beloved princess vanishes, and Rose learns she must find the missing girl. Can Rose shatter the power of an evil magician before all is lost?
Praise for Rose:
“Magic, mystery, adventure, and friendship—this book has it all.”—Books for Kids
“One of those pure unqualified delights tht I dearly hope folks will read.”—A Fuse 8 Production
Buy it on Amazon HERE.
Holly Webb, Biography~
Holly Webb is a bestselling author in the UK with her books Lost in the Snow and Lost in the Storm. As a child growing up in London, Holly fell in love with stories from Ancient Greek myths, which led to studying Latin and Greek and eventually reading Classics at University.
She worked for five years as a children’s fiction editor, before deciding to become a writer. The Rose books stem from a childhood love of historical novels, and the wish that animals really could talk.
She lives in Reading with her husband and three small children.
Visit Holly at holly-webb.com.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.