A world of magic and adventure awaits…
Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.
“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”
Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.
Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical Missions” series.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
The Frights of Fiji is the first book in a middle grade fantasy that follows a young girl and her journey into a world of magic. So far, the series has three books and I will be reviewing each one individually.
The first thing to come to mind upon opening Frights of Fiji was a Harry Potter feel. The writing isn’t the same, but the initial dynamic of Alyssa and her family is similar. That isn’t to say there is abuse; it just seems that Alyssa’s uncle is on the more strict side of things.
The book is short and a quick read for adults, an easy single day sitting. I find this to be great for me as this indicates that my 9-year-old would sit through the book without trouble. It is engaging and starts with an interesting magical message that pulls you into the mystery.
The reader learns more about the magical world as Alyssa learns. With a kidnapping, discovery, and a villain, your child is sure to get a story worth reading.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I was born in Houston, Texas on November 22nd, 1993. I moved to Long Island, New York shortly after turning one. I attended school from 1998 and graduated in 2011. I started writing stories at around six years old. I wrote until the age of ten, when I took a break for six years. I returned to writing stories at about sixteen years old. Ever since then, I enjoyed writing stories, particularly for children. I am passionate about world-building as well as fantasy and magic. I especially like reading fantasy books as well as creating original magical creatures and other enchanted elements. I also like to blog, cook, draw, and get active.