It's time to brighten up your Wednesday with a review of a new Australian book - The Littlest Witch, by Martine Allars.
The first of a new trilogy for tweens, The Littlest Witch introduces us to triplets Gwen, Nel and Rain. Turning 13 has been more difficult than the triplets expected – instead of worrying about school, pimples and boys, the girls discover some family secrets that are going to turn their world upside down. Gwen finds out she's a witch, Nel discovers she's an elf and fashion-loving Rain realises she a vampire (and not the Edward Cullen-type of vampire either). Not only do the girls have to hone their new magic powers while juggling school, but they also have to fight an evil witch which threatens their world.
This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved when I was a youngster, plenty of action and great characters that have me hanging out for the next installment. The wonderful storyline would have had me dreaming about what I would've done if I could read people's thoughts. Let's admit it, I would have been secretly hoping that I'd discover I was a witch just like Gwen.
I must confess that the author Martine Allars is a friend, but she's also a very talented writer and possibly one of the nicest people in the world. As a former editor of Barbie magazine and current editor of Disney Girl, she knows how to write for young girls. So if you have a young woman in your life I highly recommend The Littlest Witch. Available in good (Australian) bookshops.
Martine has generously given me a signed copy to giveaway to one of my readers (I told you she was one of the nicest people in the world). So if you would like to win, all you have to do is be one of my followers and tell me in 25 words or less how you create magic in your life. The competition ends midnight, Monday 17 May, 2010. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday 18 May, 2010.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!