Friday, December 30, 2011

Secrets of the Magic Ring

Secrets of the Magic Ring

Secrets of the Magic Ring by Karen McQuestion

When nine-year-old Paul explores the hole dug for his backyard swimming pool, he discovers a box containing a ring--a ring that turns out to be magical. Moments later, a mysterious boy shows up demanding the ring; luckily, Paul's trusty dog, Clem, scares him away. To keep the ring safe, Paul hides it in his pillow case, where, to his horror, it's discovered by his mother, who loans it to his Aunt Vicky. Things get even stranger when Vicky, a nonswimmer, falls into the now finished pool and discovers that her greatest secret wish has been granted--she can swim! As the ring gets passed around and wishes are made, a wild series of talents and circumstances threaten to turn their lives upside down forever. But Jasmine, a fairy of the woods, has an idea--and if everyone cooperates, she just might be able to put an end to the shenanigans and return their lives to normal. Wildly original and full of vibrant, chaotic imagination, Secrets of the Magic Ring is proof of the old adage "Be careful what you wish for."

A nice book not just for children but also for young adults, and as one, I enjoyed it a lot..

The words are conversational and the descriptions are vivid….the illustrations also help to guide the readers , especially it would be really attractive for children…

My 12-year-old sister actually finished the book first than me, and I have to read it, since she’s claiming the story is awesome and a must-read… Well, she’s right, I easily find myself engrossed and enjoying the story so well..

I won’t say that the story is unique since I believe that there are wishes and grants that could gone awry..sometimes what you meant for good, would turn out to be bad…and sometimes it’s better to be contented… that said but there’s something in this book that would make you want to consider the former notions…

Maybe the book is quite funny… the events are ever-flowing, and there’s no boring part… the story also kept some mysteries…and it’s good that Ms. McQuestion dropped out hints of these mysteries… it would make you think, be shocked and smile..

I also love the addition of faeries in the story, it makes you see another world of magic although of course their help are hidden from humans and beside the fae world also have their own story to tell…

I enjoyed the friendship, the magic, the dog :)….and the ending…expected but still unbelievable..:)..

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  1. Thanks so much for this thoughtful and wonderful review! It made my day.

    1. Thanks for the book Ms. Karen...looking forward to reading more of your books..:)


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