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Fairy Wishes 1-2-3

Fairy Wishes 1-2-3
by Michele Barrow-Belisle
Genre: Children’s Fantasy Picture Book
A tale of two little fairies of different ethnicities, backgrounds and
environments, who are envious of the things the other gets to do…from
catching shooting stars to playing the guitar.
They decide to trade places, but soon realize that being someone else
isn’t as much fun as they thought. The girls quickly discover the
importance of just being themselves.
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My Review
5 stars

Two little fairies meet and would rather live the life of the other. The house fairy would rather fly high but the forest fairy would rather have a house over head. The two decide to make a fairy wish and change places. But they find not everything is as simple as you first see.

This is a wonderful story about two fairies that think the grass is greener on the other side of the lawn. But then they realize that there are other responsibilities than just flight or roofs. This story is beautifully illustrated and has a good moral to it.

This is a wonderful story and I think that anyone that loves fairies and thinks things are always easier for someone else. This is a great story and one that should be on everyone’s shelves.

I received Fairy Wishes 1-2-3 from Silver Dagger Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

A dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one
foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own
imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about and
sculpt the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and
loves so well. As a fan of everything romantic, her young adult
novels are populated with witches and vampires and faeries. Michele
resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her
passions for writing, reading, lattes, and most of all
She also loves shoes.
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Four Corners

Four Corners
Four Corners Trilogy Book 1
by Kristin Durfee
Genre: YA Fantasy
Levi always knew he was different. The
fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only
one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really
Sought after by those in a magical land, he meets Aura,
Queen of Esotera. Her kingdom is in trouble and he’s the only one
who can help. But the powerful sorcerer who cursed Esotera will not
give up easily. A collision of magic and fates, sealed long ago, will
catapult the two into a race to save Aura’s kingdom. Will they make
it in time, or will they lose everything they love, and possibly both
their lives?
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My Review
5 stars

Aura is the ruler of the kingdom of Esotera. But there is a curse on the kingdom that only the true heir can break. That heir is Levi, who is in a parallel world of modern conveniences. Levi has had trouble and is down on his luck when a strange man tells him about a parallel world of magic and fantasy creatures. Back in Esotera, it is up to Levi and Aura to fight together to break the curse and save Esotera.

I really enjoyed this story. Parallel worlds, magic, mythical creatures, and a great bad guy. You can’t go wrong. Aura learns of the curse that her father received after an encounter with the wizard Winester. Things are looking bleak when she hears of Levi and how he could help Esotera.

Levi has just kicked out of another school and been told by his parents that they expect him to move out and get a job. He meets a strange man that takes him to Esotera. There he meets Aura and tries to help her save Esotera. The fight doesn’t always come out the way they planned but they have to keep fighting if they plan on breaking the curse.

This is a great story and the first in a trilogy. Then ending was a great way to wrap everything up yet leave you wanting to know what happens NOW.

Two Worlds
Four Corners Trilogy Book 2
Four years after his adventures in
Esotera, Levi’s life is unrecognizable. Now an accomplished author
for his “fantasy” story Saving Esotera, a visit from someone he
never expected to see again has put his new future in jeopardy.
Esotera again needs his help. Familiar faces, along with some new
ones, greet him upon his return, but it’s not all happy
homecomings. A threat from their past is rising to power.
Will Levi, Aura, and the rest of our heroes be able to defeat their
enemies once and for all? Or will it not just be Esotera at stake,
this time, but the world as well?
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 My Review
5 stars

It has been several years since Levi killed Lady Grustmiener. He has become a famous author with his story Saving Esotera. He is rather surprised to learn that Emily has been kidnapped and Lady Grustmiener is alive and planning on taking over the Four Corners and Earth. Levi is going to have to go back and fight with Aura and several others to keep the worlds safe.

I loved coming back to Esotera and meeting all the new people and coming back to those I just left, I was lucky enough to be able to read book one and two back to back. It’s heartbreaking to see those that have suffered from the last war. No one knows how to react to them so they have made their own area away from others. But things are not any better for those from Earth. They have their own issues and decide to step up to stop Lady Grustmiener.

I loved the continuation of this series. You are reunited with old friends, meet new friends and enemies, and lose people on both sides. This book just sucks you in like quicksand and leaves you rushing to the next page. Of course then ending is going to leave you confused and wanting to stop the inevitable from happening.

I can’t wait to see how this series is going to be wrapped up in book three.

Kristin Durfee grew up outside of
Philadelphia where an initial struggle with reading blossomed into a
love and passion for the written word.
She has also been
a writer since a very young age, writing short stories and poems,
though now is focusing on longer works. She is currently working on
several short stories and a novel for adults.
currently resides outside of Orlando, FL, and when not enjoying the
theme parks or Florida sun, she spends most of her time with her
husband, son, and their quirky dogs.
She is a member of the
Florida Writers Association.
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