A Tale of Magic is an amazing Young Adult Fantasy novel written by Chris Colfer. This story is about fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen, who is the daughter of a cold, hateful High Justice, Justice Evergreen, and a firm housewife, Mrs. Evergreen, and a sister to brothers Barrie and Brooks Evergreen.
The Evergreens live in the Southern Kingdom, where magic has been banned, and women have the shallow end of society. While Brystal is forced to learn to be a model wife and mother, she is also faces the dilemma of hiding her passion for reading, as women are not allowed the knowledge to read.
After sneaking herself a job at the local library, where she gets herself into fatal trouble after discovering a secret library and discovering that she is indeed a fairy.
After she is almost executed by the court, the cards change for her as she is alternatively sent to a rehabilitation center for young women. At this establishment, she is rescued by Madame Weatherberry, who herself is a warm, kind, motherly fairy, and the founder of a magic academy that she just cannot seem to give a permanent name.
At the academy, Brystal and her classmates are taught how to better their abilities, but things take a dark turn when Madame Weatherberry is called to visit a “sick friend”. When Brystal discovers that matters are in fact not what they seem, it is up to her and her classmates to set things right for the sake of their instructor, their school, and the whole world!
A Tale of Magic is a MUST-read! Colfer has created an amazing fantasy world filled with adventure and several interesting creatures! His vivid characters and exciting plot kept me on the edge of my seat! I highly recommend this book to any reader, young or old, that enjoys magical journeys and playful, yet determined characters!
What I enjoyed about the book:
- I loved all the characters altogether, but my favorite character of the novel is Lucy Goose (Goo-say), who is a whimsically sarcastic girl who has an insatiable taste for mischief, but is altogether a great character!
- The magical creatures within the story, ie. unicorns, gryphons, fairies, witches, dwarves, trolls, and many more!
- The message Colfer delivers: women have as much potential as any given man; everyone deserves a chance to be their better selves; only good can destroy evil; have faith in yourself; everyone deserves to be accepted, no matter how different they truly are.
- The book cover! I absolutely LOVE this book cover! It is so beautiful! Very outstanding!
What I did not enjoy about the book:
- The only problem I had with the book is that the beginning of the book is a little to slow-paced for my liking. I do feel that the beginning could have been summed up by a little bit. Besides that, I found nothing else wrong with the book!
I absolutely give this book a 5-star rating!
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