Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Secondhand Charm

Secondhand Charm
Secondhand Charm
by Julie Berry


# of Pages: 352
Age Range: 13+
From: Publisher
Rating: 4/5

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 . . .

I had wanted to read author Julie Berry's novel, The Amaranth Enchantment, for some time. So when I got the chance to review her new novel, Secondhand Charm I eagerly agreed to review it and I am so glad I did!

Secondhand Charm is an enchanting fantasy novel filled with laughs, love, and magic! Main character, Evie, is not only refreshingly sweet but has a good head on her shoulders.  When she has a chance to go to University despite her gender, she takes it. With the help of a special someone of course... Along her journey Evie learns more about herself than she ever imagined and also gets the chance to help her kingdom.

This novel had great characters, awesome writing, and plot. I really enjoyed it! With short chapters, Secondhand Charm read quickly and I never found myself bored throughout the novel. After reading this novel I am more inclined than ever to go pick up Julie Berry's, Amaranth Enchantment!

If you liked this novel be sure to check out:

The Healer's Apprentice
StarCrossed
Everlasting
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Princess of Glass

Visit Julie Berry here

-M.

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