Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wk 2 Summer Book Club: The Black Shard

Summer Book Club Wk 1We are already into Week 2 of the 2012 Summer Book Club. If you missed Week 1 be sure to go and read it and enter the giveaway for My Royal Pain Quest by Laura Lond. It's a great Fantasy Book for a rainy day! Click Here: Hurry it ends on the 5th!

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~ Book Review & Giveaways

SummerBookClub Week 2

Cover of the Black ShardThis week our Book Club Read is another sequel. I particularly asked to include it in our Summer Book Club because I so enjoyed Book 1 The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox. Be sure to Click Here to read my review of that great book - there just may be a question for Victoria's giveaway of The Black Shard!

The Black Shard is a continuation of the adventures of Kristina now a little older and Prince Werrien and the fight to save the country of Bernovem. There is a little pre-love interest (I think) between Kristina & the Prince although really it's just a very close friendship in this stage. The kingdom is in danger of an unknown illness of which both Kristina and the Prince are exposed and ultimately the book concludes with a decision Kristina must make for the good of the kingdom and Prince Werrien makes a not-so-good decision that will test him and hopefully strengthen him and save the kingdom.

I loved that Kristina's nemesis' are brought into this story also. Davina and Hester both accompany Kristina to Bernovem when a prank returns her to this land. Kristina has been missing her friends Prince Werrien and her pet rat (and a few other friends too) and when they land in Bernovem again it's great to see her friendship with Prince Werrien resumes and seeing Davina & Hester get their comeuppance was wonderful! I'm really hoping that Davina & Hester grow up at least a little & maybe learn a valuable lesson in Book Three - yes, there will definitely be a Book Three according to the author!

 Cover of the Black Shard
You can purchase The Magic Warble & The Black Shard on Amazon in both paperback & on Kindle.

The Magic Warble: Paperback ($16.95) and Kindle ($2.99)
The Black Shard:   Paperback ($13.22 ) and Kindle ($2.99)  

The author is hosting a wonderful giveaway this week! One of our lucky readers will a copy of BOTH The Magic Warble & The Black Shard! This giveaway will start on June 4th and end on June 10th @ Midnight. US Only Please

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  1. This is such a great idea~!~!~ My step kids just got out for summer, I am going to start making sure they read~!~!~ Thank you~!~!~

  2. Wonderful Jessica! Sign them up for your cities Summer Reading Program at the library too. They'll love it!