Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Orchard of Hope by Amy Neftzger (The Orphanage of Miracles, #2)

The Orchard of Hope
by Amy Neftzger

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Orphanage of Miracles - Book 2
Publication Date: June 26, 2014
Publisher: Fog Ink
ISBN13: 9781940894034
Genre: Middlegrade/YA fantasy adventure
Print Length: 182 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

“Hope is never gone, but it can be eaten alive.”


A quest to save hope.

A kingdom under a spell.

A wizard in training.

A gargoyle with a sweet tooth.


The sequel to The Orphanage of Miracles is filled with engaging characters, magic, adventure, and
unusual circumstance. It’s a story that will both entertain and inspire the reader.

Kelsey, a strong-willed and high spirited young girl, embarks upon another adventurous quest - this time to save hope, which is being stolen from the orchard. While the kingdom is still under the spell of the evil sorcerer who distorts reality in order to gain control, the king begins training someone who he believes can ultimately defeat the sorcerer: a young boy named Nicholas. Revisit some of your favorite characters or meet them for the first time in this volume.


The Orchard of Hope (The Orphanage of Miracles, #2)My Review
The Orchard of Hope by Amy Neftzger 

Return to Amy Neftzger’s magical world for younger readers with The Orchard of Hope, book two in her amazing series where children are the heroes, who are learning about life as they are sent on special missions. This time the quest is to save HOPE from being eaten alive after being carefully cultivated in the Orchard of Hope. Kelsey, with the heart of a warrior is sent out to stop the wolf packs from eating hope, but her nature is to be impatient and there are lessons to be learned from the others on her journey. Meanwhile, Nicholas is learning more magic, in his effort to help Kelsey. In a fast paced adventure, these characters learn how to appreciate others and their abilities and differences, learn to look within to find more of their own abilities and to work together as a team for the best results.

Once again, Amy Neftzger has written a delightful children’s tale where the heroes may not be perfect, but the lessons they learn are ones that can be used in everyday life. From the magic of gargoyles to the power of sorcery and faith in others, each lesson is subtle yet meaningful as each colorful character adds to the charm and fantasy that fuels the reader’s mind! Ms. Neftzger has made her world like a trip on magic carpet into exciting adventure and unusual beings, as well as young heroes who are lifelike and realistic, yet learn to be open to change and acceptance. Wonderful reading!

I received a review copy from Fog Ink in exchange for my honest review.


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