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Publisher's Note:  

Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he's never met. Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly . . .



Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of some killer fairies?



This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House


Magicalamity

by Kate Saunders

Review Date:
02/02/2014

Recommended Age:
12+

Overall Rating:
***1/2

Profanity / Language Rating:
*

Violence / Gore Rating:
**

Sex / Nudity Rating:
**

Overall Review:  

Magicalamity is a fast-paced, fun, and often totally silly satirical fantasy that would hold a lot of appeal for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Alcatraz books and other middle-grade satires. I enjoyed the funny, often-unexpected twists and turns of the plot and the hilarious (and endearing) characters. Magicalamity manages to satirize the middle-grade fantasy adventure story while being a hilariously fun fantasy adventure itself; readers who are familiar with popular middle-grade fantasy series like Rowling's Harry Potter books or Riordan's Percy Jackson books will enjoy the sly allusions to fantasy stereotypes. And after all, what's not to love about a book with frequent appearances by a sweet and loveable genie with a slightly nefarious past?


Magicalamity would be a terrific read for preteens and teens who have a good sense of humor and are looking for a light, enjoyable read.


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  No American epithets; however, there's a fairly liberal sprinkling of British profanity throughout.

 

Violence/Gore:  There is considerable comic violence throughout the book, including references to magical battles and "bad" characters and animals being killed. There are also a few verbal threats. There are two comical references to a character selling someone into slavery and later regretting it. A character is accused of murder.

 

Sex/Nudity:  There are at least a dozen references throughout the book to adult fairies being nude or attending nude balls. All of it is tongue-in-cheek and there is no description of nudity. 



Mature Subject Matter:  

None



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Adults drink alcohol on several occasions.



Reviewed By CindyB
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