Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Available: April 1, 2013 (other editions available now)
Source: Capstone Young Reader and Netgalley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Background: Willow Forest is a mysterious and magical place and Soli and Lucy have been told never to wish while there. The forest has a connection to Faeries and they will make your wishes come true, only not as you intended them. When Lucy betrays Soli, Soli accidentally makes a wish while in the forest and her friend becomes trapped in Faerieground. It is up to Soli to retrieve Lucy and right everything.
Review: I really enjoyed this read. It was beautifully illustrated and I have a love for all things faerie, so it was right up my alley. The text is interspersed with vibrant and realistic illustrations of the girls and their events and the story is set up more like a short story/ graphic novel combination. The lines of text are very short and to the point, make wonderfully for young readers. The story really embraces the 'be careful what you wish for' theme to the extreme and the idea that friendships should withstand even the most trying of circumstances.
The images along with the story are absolutely captivating and it is only the first in this easy to read and beautiful series. I recommend it for lovers of short stories, faeries, and middle grade readers.
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