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I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Legend of the Storm Sneezer by Kristiana Sfirlea
Published by Monster Ivy Publishing on May 5th, 2020
Genres: Middle Grade
Source: The Publisher
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Legend Seeker. Part-time Ghost Hunter. Time Traveler.
Thirteen-year-old Rose Skylar sneezed a magical storm cloud at birth, and it’s followed her around ever since. But when Stormy causes one too many public disasters, Rose is taken to Heartstone, an asylum for unstable magic. Its location? The heart of a haunted forest whose trees have mysteriously turned to stone.
They say the ghosts are bound to the woods … then why does Rose see them drifting outside the windows at night? And why is there a graveyard on the grounds filled with empty graves? Guided by her future selves via time traveling letters, Rose and Marek—best friend and potential figment of her imagination—must solve the mystery of the specters and the stone trees before the ghosts unleash a legendary enemy that will make their own spooks look like a couple of holey bed sheets and destroy Heartstone Asylum.
Letters from the future are piling up. Rose can’t save Heartstone herself. However, five of herselves, a magical storm cloud, and a guardian angel who might very well be imaginary? Now that’s a silver lining.
But will they find what killed the ghosts before what killed the ghosts finds them?
Oh my goodness, what can I even say about this gem of a book? It’s been a fair bit since I’ve allowed myself the pleasure of diving into a middle grade novel, and I can be fairly picky about them. However, as soon as I read the blurb for this book I KNEW I had to read it. I’m so glad I did.
This story was a beautiful ride from start to finish. Rose and Marek’s adventures were so fun to be along for. I experienced an array of emotions while reading this book — I honestly bawled at one point, but trust me, it’s worth all the smiles and laughter I was also blessed with. This is a book that parents are going to love to read with their kiddos – or for just plain fun reading on their own. I can not recommend it enough. I cannot wait to read more in this world!