Tuesday, April 14, 2020
"A fresh new fantasy, of an enchanting world." - Wendy Orr, New York Times best selling author of Nim's Island. When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother, Ariane - so why can't she?
But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother's disappearance - that 'lost at sea' is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.
After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother's steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane's double life. But the more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.
This fresh, inventive tale, the first in an MG-to-YA series, is an ideal read for 10-14 year olds. Esme's Wish recently won first place in the fantasy category of the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognises excellence in children's literature.
Esme's Wish is a delightful new fantasy style story that was absolutely delightful! I loved that the author jumps right from the very first lines, when Esme tries to object at her father's wedding. Sure there is more to her mother's disappearance, she sets off on an adventure of a lifetime. This is a wonderful book for all ages! I look forward to reading more by Elizabeth!
I received a copy of this book from JustRead tours. This is my honest review.
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