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About the Book
Book Description: On the morning of her eleventh birthday, nothing feels particularly celebratory to Liberty Frye. As if being a witch in training isn’t confusing enough, her mother’s mysterious illness has grown worse overnight and her best-friend-turned-foster-sister Ginny is driving her crazy.
Then there’s the matter of the new invention that Uncle Frank has brought to her surprise party. When her freaky powers accidentally activate it, Libby and her unsuspecting party guests are transported into an ocean of darkness. Literally. Soon, they’re running – or rather, sailing – for their lives, chasing after clues while dodging angry islanders and makeshift spells gone awry.
If they have any hope of finding their way home, Libby knows she must confront the dark forces bent on deciding their future. But what she doesn’t know is … how?
"The author made each character believable and enjoyable to read and follow, constantly moving, constantly engaging. The magic meshed with Libby’s adventure had to come from quite a creative mind and JL McCreedy did it time and time again." - 2ReadBook
"Full of adventure, this fantasy tween novel is a page-turner. All characters are fun, endearing and have a well-defined three-dimensional aspect to them." - Mami Tales
"Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate is a magical adventure on the high seas ... The combination of great characters and a wonderful adventure make this a good book for children 8-12." - Lizards, Laughter, and Love
"All in all this a fun adventure." - I Read What You Write
"...a great adventure book for young readers." - Bargnhtress
"Fun characters. Great Adventure. I really enjoyed reading in this book." - Kay LaLone
"Kids that love adventure and mystery are bound to love Liberty Frye adventures. It'll keep you on your toes and wanting to keep turning the pages to see what will happen next. You won't want to miss experiencing the journey with Liberty. It's fun and engaging." - The Blended Blog
Libby's life hasn't been quite the same since her last adventure where she discovered she's a witch. She's also concerned about her mom's strange illness and hasn't made any headway in figuring out what powers she possesses. However, today is her birthday and she's in for a big surprise when her parents and best friend/new sister, Ginny take her to celebrate with her Uncle Frank at the lake. Elated to see one of her most favorite people in the world, Libby forgets her worries for the moment, but when Uncle Frank gives her, her present something very odd happens and Libby and Uncle Frank quickly discover they are no longer on the lake, but somewhere in the South Pacific. Now, Uncle Frank, Sal, Libby, Ginny, and Esmeralda (Uncle Frank's Robot) are in for the adventure of a lifetime, but will they live to tell about it? Libby might just have to master her magic and quickly before it's too late.
I found Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate to be an alluring tale complete with danger, magic, mystery, and fun. Libby is an average tween, despite the fact that she's a witch, and young girls will find it easy to relate to her. She's growing into a young woman, experiences the embarrassment of bra shopping, and even gets those funny butterflies in her stomach around a cute boy. I for one, loved Uncle Frank about as much as Libby. He's quirky, but smart, and always has Libby's best interest at heart. I also enjoyed how the author used a little mystery to keep readers guessing.
This story is well written and the captivating quest of Libby and the crew make Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate a tale not to be missed.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author: J.L. McCreedy
Books by J.L. McCreedy:
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen (Book 1)
Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate (Book 2)
The Orphan of Torundi