Marabel and the Book of Fate


Happy Book Birthday! It's rare that the timing works out that my review runs on the actual release day. Before I began reading this book, I read the author's biography, and due to her vast knowledge of mythology and history, I accepted the review copy hoping for a treat. I'm happy that my hunch was correct. 

Princess Marabel lives in a world full of magical creatures and adventures. During this story, we encounter trolls, giants, fairies, ogres, a sarcastic unicorn, and a people ruled by the Book Of Fate. It's very much our world with a magical spin.

In this story, all the answers to problems both now and in the future can be answered by the Book of Fate. One thing the characters learn is that everyone has a bias while reading the book. I think it is a thought-provoking plot line in what is otherwise a "light" book full of funny digs at our current culture. They have a form of Twitter and "elfies" (selfies that are drawn by elves. I found myself laughing out loud while reading. I think teens will enjoy it as well and there is plenty of fodder for a group discussion if you've got a book group going. 

Verdict- Buy. 

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

 I'm scheduling it into our read aloud schedule, which means I'll buy it if the library wait is too long.

Marabel and the Book of Fate By Tracy Barrett  February 6, 2018 


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.