Thursday, January 13, 2011

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry

Release Date: Oct. 12, 2010
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Summary: In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

Review: Secondhand Charm is a simple, sweet and clean fairytale like story that I really enjoyed. Evie is smart and wants to go to college to become a doctor like her father, a goal that drives her throughout the book. She does get this chance of lifetime and it’s on this trip to start school that the adventure begins, and it’s quite an adventure. The girls in this book are smart, and really, the main characters that drive the story and get things going are women. 

The paranormal element in this story is unique, which is another thing I liked. There is not much romance for most of the book, but you know it will happen as the characters are just too perfect for each other. This is a cute story that I think readers of all ages would enjoy.

Content: Clean.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I haven;t heard of this one, it's soo going on my TBR list! Great review :)


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