Friday, October 11, 2013

REVIEW: From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Title: From Frights to Flaws
Series: Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions Book 1
Author: Sunayna Prasad
ISBN: 9781460207017
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Publisher: FriesenPress
Buy It Link: Amazon

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?

Review: I'd like to thank the author and Promotional Book Tours for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
As an adult, I found this book rather hard to read. The characters were just taking everything so well, and in stride, it made it kind of unbelievable from my point of view. I kept trying to put myself in the position of the adults in the story, and I just couldn't see myself reacting the way they did.
That being said however, once I got past that, took off my jaded glasses of adulthood, put on my pink-tinted glasses of childhood, it became a much more enjoyable read. It was a book that moved quickly, there was enough detail to help you visualize everything that was going on. From a child's point of view, I can see how they would like to read it.
I didn't think there was that much character development, but perhaps there doesn't need to be. I do intend on passing it onto my almost 8 year old daughter, and see how she likes it.

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