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Jinnie Wishmaker (Magic Mayhem) Paperback – April 22, 2016
I loved this story! It was humorous, filled with magic, and it was on spot for the kids of 9-11 years of age. Jinnie's story was a very good start for the series!
-- Me and Reading
This book is intended for middle graders, but I read it and enjoyed it myself. This book had enough supernatural and suspense to keep both the pre teen reader and adult entertained.
-- Amy's Book World
The unique group of people who made up The Troubled Tweens was interesting and I can't wait to see what happens to them next.
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About the Author
Deanna Roy is the six-time USA Today bestselling author of adult fiction. Magic Mayhem is her first series for middle grade readers.
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My second grade daughter also read the book and loved it. It is now her favorite, over Junie B and Magic Treehouse. She said her favorite part was when Jinnie learned she could grant wishes. She's now reading the second book in the series, Marcus Mender.
I really enjoyed this book. It's a super-cute, read-in-an-afternoon kind of story full of magic, family and friendship.
Although the magical elements are strong, the story is so much more than just another "I just discovered that I have magical powers" book. Jinnie is dealing with some real issues - more than the development of her powers. She's dealing with family issues, a new school, and new friends. Even without the fun, magical elements, this would be a great story. I especially loved the relationship between Jinnie and her brother, Bryan, and the way they work so well together. Even though Bryan isn't magical, and isn't part of the Troubled Tweens group, Jinnie and her friends need his help to win the fight against the Loki.
(I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for my honest review.)
This starts out with Jinnie and her brother Bryan are going to runaway from their Grandmas home. Their parents are missing in South America. Their Uncle and Aunt want them to come live with them in their big house. They want to find their parents but know they cant do that. They are got and their Grandma takes away their shoes.
Jinnie and Bryan are kind of out of their element. So are their aunt and Uncle. They want to be good for jinnie and Bryan.
Bryan is smart and makes lots of gadgets that work sort of Like James Bond' Q. Jinnie starts to notice that she is understanding animals wishes.
She gets into a fight and has to try Troubled Teems group and finds out they all have talents. The world for them is really starts to change.
It is a fun, quick read. Where the children are the ones trying to figure out the problems and the answers to the problems.
The next book Marcus Mender sounds good to. It is a series that all ages could read and enjoy. Be careful what you wish for the way you receive your wish might not be the answer you want. It has some good life lessons in it too.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when finished by NetGalley and Casey Shay Press.
06/01/2012 PUB Casey Shay Press ISBN 9781938150043 196 pages
Jinnie and Bryan (her brilliant brother) go to live with their Aunt and Uncle and have no clue what life will be like. Then Jinnie discovers she can grant a person's one true wish, but doesn't have any control over her power.
She joins a group called The Troubled Tweens and tries to learn how to use her power to help fight evil. Her brother helps as much as he can to keep the group secret and to keep the evil forces at bay. But one question remains: where are Jinnie and Bryan's parents?
I really enjoyed reading about how the different people in Jinnie's school learn to work together to defend Jinnie from the evil forces trying to steal her power. It really showed how friendship and teamwork should be. The unique group of people who made up The Troubled Tweens was interesting and I can't wait to see what happens to them next.
I especially liked that Jinnie helped animals in need. She had a caring heart for those who were being hurt.
Really, there wasn't much I didn't like about this book. It was a little slow for me, without the frantic conflict so many books have, and I would have liked to have seen more fighting against evil or more time searching for their lost parents. Still, it didn't keep me from enjoying this book.
I'd recommend this for younger girls who like to read, especially to those who love animals!
Jinnie Wishmaker by D.D. Roy was a wonderful and warm book! It was well-written, filled with magic and awesome characters!
Regarding the plot:
11-years old Jinnie is a girl with special skills, she can grant wishes. She joins the Troubled Tweens which is a group of kids who all have special abilities. Troubled Tweens faces a challenge in a form of devious Loki, who would like to possess the magic Jinnie and her friends can perform.
I loved this story! I think author did a wonderful job with capturing the age of the kids! It was humorous, filled with magic and it was on spot for the kids of 9-11 years of age. It touched the fight between the good and the evil and Jinnie's story was a very good start for the series!
Jinnie is awesome character who takes the challenges quite easily. She has no problems with her ability and that helps her to fight Loki. I really enjoyed her. I also liked the fact that she can grant wishes, but she has no control over if the result of her magic will be desired. Be careful what you wish for!
Definitely a very good book for kids!
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