Tuesday, October 23, 2012

W.O.I Tours - THE WISHING WELL - Another Weaver Tale by KAI STRAND

About Book

Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN Number(s): Hardcover 978-1616333010
                          Softcover 978-1616333027
Publication Date:  July 24, 2012
Genre of Book: Juvenile Fantasy

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I am scheduled to review SAVE THE LEMMINGS on November 7, 2012.

About Kai

Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, goecache and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.

To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: www.kaistrand.com. She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author. 

My Thoughts 

Eleven year old, Molly Minstrel is responsible for all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, and ironing in her home. Even though she has two older sisters, Eva and Hannah, their mother, Greta does not want the two older girls to demean themselves by doing chores. Molly is verbally abused by Greta and Hannah. The abuse is name calling and snide remarks on a daily basis. If only she had a nice family she would be happy. 

Does this sound like a cinderella story? Well there is no Fairy God-Mother but there is the UNWANTED, he is blue and looks kinda like an elf/troll and he does grant wishes under special circumstances.

Do you think the UNWANTED could grant Molly a wish?  Would this solve her problems?  What would her wish be if she could find him?

The characters of Weaver Tale are known for the tales they weave.  Will Molly weave a tale?

I enjoyed this book with one exception and that was in chapter seventeen where Molly weaves a tale to Sir Edward.  I felt that the sexual implications in this tale are inappropriate for the target readers, ages 8-12 years old.  I would advise parents to read the book before deciding if the book is appropriate for your child.

The author told a tale that many children may be experiencing themselves and it was a very good tale indeed!

I recommend this book as PG.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from WOI Tours/Author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I did want to clarify that there is no mention of improper acts in the scene, though I understand how an older reader might interpret it beyond how it's written. As the story is told by the main character, she means only that two young adults are caught kissing in a carriage without a chaperon. Very scandalous! That said, I always encourage parents to be involved in their children's reading and hope parents enjoy the story too.

    Thank you so much for your time on this review!

    1. Sorry if you were offended. It is just my opinion of the one paragraph. All I had advised that parents read first which some do not. It was a wonderful story. I never said improper acts I said implications.

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  2. Great review Kai. Another of your wonderfully told weaver series books. And I found nothing unsuitable for the target age in the scene mentioned. I found The Wishing Well absolutely appropriate for the 8-12 age.

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