Author – Amy Wilson
Genre – Middle Age Fantasy
Publisher – Pan Macmillan India
Year – 2019
Ratings – ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Stella has been living alone on the border of the magical forest with the ghost of her grandmother and her imp. Now soon to be thirteen she desperately wants a human friend or an acquaintance or even a human connection. She decides to join school to be normal. But things doesn’t turn up as she was expecting. And to stop the shadows of the forest she has to uncover her own family secret.
I love the writing of the book. It is simple, easy to understand and makes you want to read more.
The characters development is commendable especially of Stella and Zara. I really like the women power they showed at the end. Though with Yanny I thought he had not that much importance in the end.
I love the magical creatures in the book and they have been given due importance too. My most favorite has to be Peg. I so wish to be sassy and witty like him.
The plot of the story is really fresh, cute and magical. There are enough twists & turns to grip you till the end. This could be easily turned into a series but I like that author has kept it crisp, short and with a perfect ending.
The only thing which I didn’t like about the book was the different species of fae, fairy and sprite mentioned. They have given definition of them but my problem was that the characters were not sorted properly. Like I could not understand who was fae or fairy or sprite.
This book comes under children category and I think it is a perfect book for a child to start with their fantasy magical world.
Thank you Pan Macmillan India for the proof copy.