A Pinch Of Magic (ARC)
Author: Michelle Harrison
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children UK
Released: February 7th, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Characters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie Widdershins, Colton, Sorsha, Granny, …
Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.
Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.
Will they be enough to break the curse?
Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? …
This book follows 3 sisters who wanted to break a curse that had them captured in their homeland. They wanted to be free of that curse so they got into this adventure and many things happened along the way.
I loved every second of this book. The plot was well put together. The world building was very believable. Everything was very well explained, there weren’t any complicated issues that will make one wondering or question it. Everything that took place has all the right reasons for happening. There was no plot holes.
I love the fantasy element in it. It’s like the title, just a pinch of magic but it was enough to keep the story magical. Michelle Harrison is such a good storyteller, the way she weaved every single element together seems very effortless. I was like I’m going to give this book 4 stars at the end.
“There were times when she had envied her sisters, particularly Fliss for her beauty and charm. But now she smiled and met Fliss’s eyes, and they shared a look of love and understanding that only sisters could. They didn’t need to compete. Their differences didn’t have to set them apart. Together, their differences only made them stronger.”
– Michelle Harrison, A Pinch of Magic
BUT the ending happened and it was unexpected. I love the plot twist a lot and that ending was so warming. Adore the relationship between the sisters as well as their relationship with their granny and dad. It did make me go teary a little. :’) So, yea, I gave it a 5 stars in the end! It’s just so good and in my opinion, this is the right book to educate kids with siblings about caring for one another.