Author: Holly Webb

Book Review: Rose and the M..

Book Review: Rose and the Magician’s Mask

Rose and the Magician’s Mask is the third book in the Rose series, one that easily becoming one of my favorite middle grade series. The beginning of the book spent some time rehashing earlier adventures, reminding me of the evil magician who was thwarted in the previous book, but still on the loose. When a mask of magical importance goes missing, Mr. Fountain, the court magician and Rose’s teacher, must go to Venice to retrieve it. He takes Rose and his other apprentice Freddie with him and his daughter Bella convinces her father to let her come along as well. […]

Posted September 5, 2014
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Book Review: Rose and the L..

Book Review: Rose and the Lost Princess + Giveaway

Rose and the Lost Princess is the second book in the Rose series, the first of which I loved and made it onto the CYBILs shortlist for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction. I was excited to see that there was a sequel forthcoming along with several other books that were first published in another country and are slowly trickling their way to us in the United States. The aftermath of the first book comes to light right away as more and more people are becoming afraid of magic and those that use it, whether for good or for evil. When one […]

Posted April 5, 2014
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Book Review: Rose

Book Review: Rose

Rose had everything I could ever want in a book. Magic, orphans and a Victorian England setting made it a novel I was looking forward to. When Rose is given the opportunity to leave the all-girl orphanage to become a maid for an alchemist, she jumps at it. What she doesn't know is that she has her own magic inside of her and it will blossom as she spends more time in the house. The alchemist's apprentice is at first rude and abrasive to Rose, but slowly they become more friendly due to the sudden disappearance of children all over […]

Posted December 14, 2013
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