Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review:Wintergarden by:T. M. Wallace

Wintergarden
About the Book:
Addyson Marten must travel the Garden's magical labyrinth to its center in order to reach her friend Connor and free him from the witch of the Median Realms. Both Connor and Addy must learn to use their own magical abilities to fight the growing evil in the Human and Fairy realms. Wintergarden is the sequel to the Award-Winning book "Under a Fairy Moon," (Gelett Burgess Awards, 2012, Canadian Christian Writing Awards 2012.)  

About the Author:
T. M. Wallace lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and four children. At eight years old, she won a short story contest and was published in a local newspaper. She wrote her first book at ten years old called "The Adventures of Pinkstar," about a stuffed rabbit who magically comes to life. T. M. Wallace received her Master's degree in English Literature from Carleton University and a degree in Education from the University of Ottawa. In 2012 her book, "Under A Fairy Moon," won the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Fantasy and the Canadian Christian Writing Award for Young Adult fiction. "Under A Fairy Moon" is published by Brownridge Publishing (July 2011) in paperback and ebook formats and its sequel, "Wintergarden" was released at the end of December, 2014.

My Review:
 Fifteen year old Addy Marten starts to believe Connor and Uthrace were all a dream. But when she finds Connor's sun dial in her neighbor's garden, Addy knows none of it was a dream and Connor is in trouble. Mrs. Tavish knows more about Connor and the sundial than Addy ever did. With Mrs. Tavish's help, Addy ventures out into the Garden's Magic Labyrinth in search of the entrance to the Median Realms. Addy meets some unexpected creatures while in the Labyrinth. All of which in their own way try to detour her. She has to get to Connor soon or it will be too late.

 Connor has wandered the Median Realms so long that he is beginning to forget who he even is and where he has come from. After fighting off Uthrace's pleas, Connor comes upon a dragon. The dragon takes him to the River of Stars, where he will learn of his true destiny.

 Uthrace will stop at nothing to lure Connor and Addy into her grasp. Being the Witch-Queen, she is stronger than anything around. And the only way to defeat her is for the two of them, Addy and Connor to join forces.

 The dynamic between Addy and Connor is very comforting. I liked it a lot. The two of them are stronger than they realize and when they finally discover it, the story really takes off. Very enjoyable story!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Pump Up Your Book.