Thursday, February 18, 2021

Review of Unicorn Island: The Secret of Lost Luck by Donna Galanti & Illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe


Read for: Netgalley/Requested Review/ Unicorns!

Synopsis: "When Sam arrives in Foggy Harbor, South Carolina, all she can see is that it’s small, boring, and thousands of miles away from her mom. She dreads spending the summer there with her Uncle Mitch, and he's not exactly happy to see her, either. But Sam quickly learns that there’s more to Foggy Harbor than she’d thought. With the help of a new friend, Tuck, she sets out to uncover the magical truth behind the town's biggest mystery: the secret of Lost Luck."

My Review: I can't help but continuing feeding that little unicorn loving little girl in my heart with more great unicorn books. This is definitely a book younger me would have loved and would have consumed the entire series! I enjoyed the main character, Sam seems smart and independent even though she has a rough go of things still seems to hold it together pretty good. I also really enjoyed Tuck and Uncle Mitch, it was great to get to know them. The mystery element also kept the pages turning and I like how all the questions aren't all answered right away, the open mystery keeps you coming back for more. The fact that this book takes place in a real world but with fantasy elements will be a great way to introduce young readers to the fantasy element, some kids struggle to imagine a high fantasy world so this is a great way to get started.

My Rating: This is a great book that will appeal to a wide variety of young readers, horse and unicorn lovers to mystery lovers to fantasy readers and those just getting into chapter books.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. The above is my honest review and opinion. 

You can find out more about Donna Galanti and her books on her Goodreads Page or Website

Unicorn Island was just released on February 9th so you can get your own copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or request it at your local bookstore or library.

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