Monday, February 5, 2018

SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC

Quote for the week: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." by Mahatma Gandhi

Be prepared! Be alert! For on May 15, 2018, we're celebrating a book birthday, and you do not want to miss it. So mark your calendars now. Thank you.


Lucky me had a chance to read an early copy. I"m so happy I did. Here are my thoughts.



 SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC



By C. Lee McKenzie



Do you enjoy meeting witches, wizards, familiars, and other interesting characters? Do you like to travel back in time and meet people from centuries ago? If you answered yes, then I have the book for you. Author C. Lee McKenzie’s latest novel for middle grade readers, SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC, gives you all of the above and more. And you may be familiar with the main characters. Yes, Pete and Weasel are back. What? You haven’t met them yet? Well, you’re in for a treat.


In SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC, Pete and Weasel have to journey back in time to help a young page, Peter of Bramwell, get where he’s supposed to be when he should be there to prevent history from being changed. Since everyone blames Pete for the mix up, he and Weasel are responsible for correcting the problem. And time is limited. Will the boys succeed in their mission? Or will they fail and be responsible for changing history? Things are not always what they seem, and surprises await Pete and Weasel, and the reader too.


C. Lee McKenzie has created characters that will keep you guessing who the good guys are and who are the bad. Don’t be so sure you think you know. There’s plenty of action, never a dull moment, and also a guess as to what Pete and Weasel will be up to next. The story is perfect for middle-grade readers who should enjoy trying to solve the boys’ problems before the boys find the answers.


Pete and Weasel, along with the reader (this reader anyhow), learn a bit of history too. SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC would make a great addition to middle school classrooms and libraries, as well as your own private library. Recommended for teens and for adults who enjoy adventure and time travel as well.






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Congratulations to C. Lee McKenzie for another fascinating story young readers should have fun with. 

More good news for this week.



I ordered my copy. Have you? Notice there's only a few days left.

Happy Reading!

16 comments:

  1. Very true quote Beverly and a wonderful review of Lee's book which seems excellent. Also good luck to Cassa Star Alex.
    Have a great week.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Lee's book is a fun story young readers should enjoy. I've just started reading Cassa Star. Have a great week.

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  2. Always fun when you have to keep guessing who the good and bad guys are, keeps you wanting to read. Sounds like Lee has a winner indeed.

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    1. Ah, yes, Pat. Lee is very good at developing her characters and the challenges they face.

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  3. Great review for Lee's book!
    And thanks for mentioning the sale on my book.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Lee did a super job with this story. Love her characters.

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  4. Great quote, Beverly! And great review:)

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    1. I like it, Karin. Thanks. Writing the review was fun.

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  5. I have that book! I haven't read it, yet, but am so looking forward to it — and thanks for no spoilers in your review. Congratulations to both Lee and Alex!

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    1. Great, Elizabeth. I think you'll enjoy reading the book. I try not to put spoilers in reviews cause that ruins the story for the reader, I think.

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    1. Thank you for sending me a copy, Diane. I appreciate it.

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  7. This was a wonderful Monday surprise! Thank you so much for giving my new book a shout out. Really appreciate the support.

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    1. I am so happy to share your novel with others, Lee. Your boys are great characters. Anything else I can do, just let me know.

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  8. Love this series and can't wait to read this one. I know my co-author, Stephanie, is getting an ARC and she can't wait! Glad to see Lee here today!
    ~Jess

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    1. Lee knows how to tell a story for sure, Jess. I love all of her books.

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