Saturday, May 16, 2015

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Book summary(via Goodreads):

 Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Random House Children's for the advanced readers copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***

This insomniac's opinion:

I rather adore Alice Hoffman. So, reading her first novel for middle schoolers with my daughter seemed like a fabulous way to introduce her to the wonderful world of magic that is the writing of  Hoffman. I was just as wonderful as I imagined it would be.

In Nightbird we are introduced to the town of Sidwell- a small town that seems normal on the outside, but is decidedly different and magical underneath the staid appearances. Twig and her family move back to Sidwell and here there lives will change forever.

The novel is full of wonderfully quirky characters and a moody background, full of magic and wonder. My girls and I were both entranced and fully in love with the novel before the last page was turned.

Worth staying up all night to read?



4 magical stars.

Find this novel on Amazon: Nightbird

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