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From Frights to Flaws

 photo unnamed_zpst0gtyuxm.jpgMiddle Grade Fantasy

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1
Publisher: S.A. Prasad Publishing
Published: October 2018
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An Adventure of Modern Magic
Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy longs for a better life. She lost her parents at age seven and her aunt at nine. Her uncle also enforces unfair rules. But Alyssa discovers something she has never thought existed before… magic. A wicked sorcerer hunts her down. He kidnaps her from her ordinary New Jersey town to Yanowic, an enchanted island in Fiji.
Alyssa is trapped in the country due to a giant shield covering it. She must defeat dangerous creatures and the evil wizard in order to leave. But with sorcerers and enchanted technology getting in her way, can Alyssa succeed?
Originally published in 2013, the book has been updated to its full potential with edits, while keeping the storyline the same.

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About the Author

 photo unnamed 2_zpsi2th9fpa.jpgSunayna Prasad has published a few books between her late teens and her mid-twenties. She has won a Pacific Book Review Award for her novel, Wizardry Goes Wild, which will return as a new edition, like From Frights to Flaws. Sunayna also has a blog on different creative and entertaining topics, including writing and fiction. It is called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”.

Aside from writing, Sunayna also likes to cook, do art, and watch videos online. She has graduated from college in May 2017 and is looking to continue more writing as well as hold a graphic design job soon. Sunayna lives on Long Island, NY.
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My Review
5 stars
Alyssa lost her parents to a car accident so she lives with her Uncle Bruce and cousin Hailey. But she is having a hard time adjusting. Bruce home schools the girls and is very strict and Alyssa dreams of lazy days like she had with her parents. Through a series of events, Alyssa and Hailey’s babysitter is put under a spell. Alyssa is then kidnapped and taken to Fiji by an evil wizard that plans on killing her. Alyssa is in a race against time to learn how to use her magic to defeat Master Beau before she can return home.

I felt for Alyssa since she lost her parents and how she wants to return to doing nothing. She does not like all the rules and the chores. But there is a point and purpose that she doesn’t know about. I do love all the action and adventure she finds herself in even if it is not all good. I loved following along as she desperately learns to use her magic to survive.

I have read and reviewed this book previously but with the revisions I figured that I would read it again. Things have been revised and the story reads a lot smoother. I loved revising this world and the adventure that Alyssa goes on.

This is a great story and if you like fantasies I recommend checking it out. It will appeal to any age. At one point I thought it was supposed to be a first in a series. I do hope it is. I would love to read more about Alyssa and her new world.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

RABT Book Tours & PR
I would like to thank Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours and PR for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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