Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Snicker of Magic

A Snicker of Magic
By: Natalie Lloyd
320 Pages
Ages 8-12

Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.

But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.

Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart. -- publisher description, courtesy of Netgalley.com

Every once in a while, a book comes along that is so enchanting and magical that it never leaves you. Long after finishing the final page, the story has stuck with you. Readers, A Snicker of Magic is just that type of book. From Felicity collecting the words she sees everywhere, to the magical town of Midnight Gulch itself, you are going to love every page of the story.

This book was so fun to read. I loved all the characters. The story of the brothers who had the fateful dual had me gripped; wanting to learn more. All the discoveries Felicity makes about herself and her family were done with me right there. You feel the desire to stay in Midnight Gulch, just as Felicity does. You won't want to leave it, either. 

Get ready to go on a journey you will never forget. Get ready to learn how important words truly are. Get ready to have Midnight Gulch change your life. I encourage you to read this book and see life in a way you probably wouldn't before. You won't regret it!

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