Jorie and the Magic Stones by A. H. Richardson

Hey everyone, I'm sorry I've been away for so long. In the last couple weeks I have managed to sort out most of my medical problems and deal with all of the my school work. Now that I am caught up I have time to do readings. Speaking of readings, I have an apology to make to all the lovely authors who have been so kind as to send me copies of their books to review. I am making it my mission now to get them all read and all of the reviews written up within the next couple weeks (school permitting).
One of the awesome books I got sent in exchange for an honest review is this one. At first I was weary to read this book because it is a fantasy children's book. On the surface it seems like it is going to be confusing and childish all at the same time. In reality, that couldn't be further from the truth.

Jorie, a imaginative young girl, has been sent to live with her Aunt in the countryside for a while. While she is there she intends to explore and learn as much as she can from her Aunt and the other people working in her house.
She never expects to find a book with magic words that open and close windows and tales of dragons that make her imagination run wild. Thankfully she doesn't have to ponder about the book alone.
A young boy named Rufus who lives next door becomes quick friends with Jorie. He is clumsy and shy but listens to her with an open mind. When the time comes for Jorie to fulfill a destiny that she had no knowledge of, she will have her new friend at her back.
Jorie is the only one who can bring the three magic stones together. There are dark forces working to stop her and if they get their hands on her they will steal the power that has been kept apart and protected for years.
Can Jorie maintain her childhood innocence while doing what she has been destined to do? She will find out that there is darkness within people she thought she could trust and lightness in people who she thought she should hate.

I enjoyed reading this book quite a bit while I was on vacation. The setting is as fantastic as the story is. The author is clearly very skilled in weaving a setting that is appropriate for the story they have envisioned.
It was nice to read something lighter than the typical 'fiction' book. Of course there was still a darkness to the story regarding the 'villain' but even then there is a childish side of the story that makes up for it.
Here is my rating for it:
Setting: A-
Plot: A-
Pace: B
Characters: A
Ending: B+
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
To buy the book on Amazon check it out here
Have a great day everyone and happy reading!
- K

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