Middle Grade Fantasy
Date Published: January 14, 2014
Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy is sick of her uncle’s unfair rules and longs for a better life. After discovering the existence of magic, she finds out about a dark wizard hunting her down. An unforgettable storm occurs in Alyssa’s ordinary New Jersey town before the sorcerer kidnaps her to the Fiji Islands.
On the enchanted island of Yanowic, Alyssa learns that she is unable to get out of the country due to a giant shield. She must defeat some dangerous creatures and the evil wizard in order to leave. But with sorcerers and magical technology getting in her way, can Alyssa succeed?
I really enjoyed the characterization in this novel. The characters really help to carry this novel and engage readers. They will really appeal to younger readers and they are great examples of young kids today.
This is a very exciting novel and very fun world to read about. I loved the pacing and got through this one very quickly!
About the Author
Sunayna Prasad has been writing stories for over fifteen years, starting at the age of six. Now nearly twenty-two she is a college junior who studies graphic design as well as writes for children. Aside from that, Sunayna also likes to cook, watch movies, and draw. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her family.