~Written by I.V. Phillips
A devious young girl, Devilea, tricks Emera, the powerful witch of Wanderamid, stealing her crystal ball and sending through to another dimension. For the past three years, Emera has been living as Ms. Biddock, the principal of Whilom Elementary. On the last day of school, Emera crosses paths with Rena Winterton, a student, who soon after, discovers her hidden identity. To prevent Rena from revealing her long kept secret, Emera recites an incantation to send Rena on a quest to find the clear stone she believes can bring her home, Wanderamid's crystal ball. However, when the chosen spell emerges, Emera is surprised to see Rena already has it in her possession! She attempts to stop the spell, but her powers fail. It's to late! The summoning has begun and for Rena, an unexpected journey begins. A never before seen portal embraces Rena and directs her towards future encounters, as she ventures into an unfamiliar world. In this world between many, curses, revenge and magic delay Rena's search for her intended destination, the entryway back to Whilom.
Wanderamid's Crystal Ball is an imaginative story of a young girl and the magical world she discovers in the tunnel near her home. It is a thrilling adventure with mystical creatures, an evil witch, and new found friendships that will captivate young readers.
Rena is an inquisitive character with a big heart and readers will be drawn to her personality. I also found the tunnel travel with the crystal ball to be an original concept that keeps the story fresh and sets it apart from other young adult fantasies.The hidden truths about the unique characters also adds to the excitement and suspense.
I recommend picking up a copy of Wanderamid's Crystal Ball. It's one young adult fantasy you won't want to miss. Available at Amazon.com.