Saturday, March 1, 2014

ARC review: The Enchanted Emporium by PD Bacclario

Book summary(via Goodreads):
 Have you heard of Cinderella’s glass slipper? What about Sinbad the Sailor’s Flying Carpet? In this world, there are many magical items—but only one place where they’re safe: the Enchanted Emporium. For centuries, seven families have competed for ownership of the Emporium—and some of them are willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on the powerful items housed within. Only Aiby Lily and her friend Finley have what it takes to stop the Emporium from falling into the wrong hands.
**Many thanks to Net Galley and Capstone Young Readers for the advanced reader's copy of this novel. The novel is currently available for purchase**
This insomniac's opinion:
I read this book with my 8 year old daughter. We both love books that are infused with magic.
We adored the illustrations of the items in the Enchanted Emporium- the illustrations were whimsical and magical. Finley was a lovable and relate able boy from the start. However, the last half of the novel lost steam and my daughter lost interest. I wish there had been more about the items housed in the Emporium and less action-movie type sequences. But, overall, a very enjoyable read.
Rating: 3 stars

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