Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine


The Newbery Honor author of Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine, weaves a thrilling tale of mystery in this companion to A Tale of Two Castles.

Elodie, the dragon detective Meenore, and the kindly ogre Count Jonty Um are all on their way to Elodie’s home island of Lahnt. Elodie has barely set foot on land before she learns that the Replica, a statue that keeps her island’s deadly volcano from erupting, has been stolen! If the Replica isn’t found in three days, a mountain will be destroyed. And when Elodie ends up alone with a cast of characters each of whom may be guilty, she has to use her wits to try to unravel a tangled web of lies.

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carson Levine has written an imaginative, fast-paced mystery that will be enjoyed by fans of A Tale of Two Castles as well as those meeting Elodie, Meenore, and Count Jonty Um for the first time.

About the Book:

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 21, 2015)

My Thoughts:

I did not finish reading this book, which was strange because I usually love this author’s work. This book was pretty slow and lacked the spark that many of her other books have. I’m chalking this one up to bad timing, because it’s Gail Carson Levine! How could I not finish one of her books? I didn’t know it was possible.  Please don’t let my abandonment of this book be a turnoff for you.  Check out some other reviews before writing it off, because this author really is fantastic.
Content: What I read was clean

Source: Digital galley from Edelweiss.

My rating: DNF (did not finish)

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    Tressa S
    April 26, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Bummer! I have this one too and have loved her other books. I'll give it a try and see what I think.

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