Review: The Spell Master

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Name: The Spell Master

Author: Markelle Grabo

Series: Journey into the Realm, Book 2

My Rating: 5 stars

Blurb:

Only one key can unlock the secret…

After discovering her true heritage and rescuing her sister, Ramsey Wilder is finally adjusting to life in the Elf Realm. She still has a lot to learn though, especially about her new power, which makes her start in ability school extremely convenient. But even as she immerses herself in school life, the secret she has yet to learn continues to linger in the back of her mind, as well as thoughts of Finn and his dangerous promise to return. And with Stellan away at war and Zora acting strange, Ramsey has no one to turn to but Nathan, an elf from school with much more to him than spells and a sarcastic sense of humor – one that Ramsey can’t help but gravitate toward. And as danger reenters Ramsey’s life, the terror and mystery only brings them closer together, threatening her future with Stellan and jeopardizing her relationship with her sister.

Ramsey can’t lie to herself forever about what – and who – she truly desires, but is she ready for more changes to be a part of her already uncertain future? In this thrilling second installment, the key to Ramsey’s secret may very well also unlock the secrets to her heart.

My Review:

SPOILER ALERT!

***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Totally loved this book. I flew through it! One of the best sequels I’ve ever read.

In the previous book, The Elf Girl, we were introduced to the wonderful Ramsey Wilder, who discovers that she is an elf and enters into the Elf Realm to find and save her sister, Zora, who has been kidnapped. After rescuing Zora, she hopes to learn her secret and wants life to go back to normal.

In this book, Ramsey is settling finally and is going to school when element fairies start chasing her. And she also finds out her secret. By finding out her secret, has she made herself more vulnerable?

I am absolutely thrilled after reading this book. I loved the first book and was very eager to start the second book. This book was as good as the first and did not disappoint at all. Grabo has done a wonderful job with the characters, the plot and the world-building.

There is a lot of character development in this book, and the plot takes a new turn. It is so very different from what I expected. Zora does act a bit weird in this book. However, my favorite character would have to Nathan. He was just so caring and loveable. Loved that we finally got to meet him!

Overall, I absolutely loved this book. 5 out of 5 stars!

About the Author:

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At an early age she took to reading, spending countless hours devouring book after book. In fifth grade, she decided that she wanted to be like the authors she favored. She wanted to tell her own stories. An avid lover of fantasy, she typed out idea after idea, however, nothing was substantial enough to call a novel. On Easter morning of her freshman year in high school, she looked back on an old idea for a story about a girl who didn’t know she was an elf and had to travel to a magical world in order to learn her destiny. She took those few pages of writing and reworked them, continuing thereafter until it became her first full-length manuscript. A year later, when she was satisfied with her work, she sent it to an editor. After rereading and editing it so many times she lost count, Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl (the first in a six-book series) was ready for publication.

When Markelle isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys singing, musical theatre, acting, running, tennis, watching epic movies, drinking coffee, dancing for no apparent reason, shopping for more books, laughing at pretty much anything, spending time with friends and family, taking care of her pets, organizing stuff, listening to music that inspires her writing, talking to God, and most of all, thinking about ideas for her writing.

She lives in her hometown of New Berlin, Wisconsin with her amazing parents, Maryanne and Scott, her two cats (Sylvester and Pogo), and her four rabbits (Josie, Moose, Bailey, and Coraline). Her friends mean the world to her, and along with all of the adventures and support they’ve shared, they have also adorned her with a string of nicknames, the favorite being Marcel (It’s a long story…).

And yes, she definitely believes in fairies.

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