Welcome to the December 12th review stop on the blog tour for The Search for the Scepter by Julie Dinges, organized by Rockstar Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for excerpts, reviews, guest posts by the author, and a giveaway! (More on that at the end of this post.)
About the Book
The Search for the Scepter
by Julie Dinges
Illustrated by Nazar Horokhivskyi
Published 1 December 2020
by Mascot Books
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 38
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When Princesses Rosalie and Scarlet went to bed on a breezy summer night, they didn’t expect to awake to such a fright. Their father, the King’s, scepter was taken by a thief.
The royal family was in utter disbelief. The princesses sneak out of bed and find a small clue. There mission is clear, they know what they must do. Along their journey, they meet friends who help them track the thief down. Will they find him and return the scepter to their father who wears the crown?
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to a digital review copy of The Search for the Scepter by the author through Rockstar Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to all involved for the opportunity! This has not swayed my opinion. My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
The Search for the Scepter is the story of princesses Rosalie and Scarlet as they travel all over their magical realm in search of the thief who has just broken into the royal library and stolen the royal scepter. It’s a fun adventure full of fairytale creatures and two brave little girls who will surely inspire generations of little girls to come! I thought it was charming and a lot of fun. As I’m writing this review my daughter has already gone to bed, but I’ll be sure to pull the file up again and let her take a look tomorrow, because I know she’ll love it!
The illustrations are absolutely stunning! Nazar Horokhivskyi has done an amazing job of creating a rich, beautiful world to match this story. As a fellow illustrator, I’m quite impressed with the level of detail in every illustration. My favourites are the unicorns (because horse lover, it’s a given) and the dragon. I lingered on the dragon page, both admiring the way the fire was rendered but also taking in the clever design of what looks very much like a spikier cousin of the frilled-neck lizard.
About the Author
Julie Dinges lives in Ohio with her husband, two daughters, one dog, and several fish. She loves being outside, cooking, traveling, watching science fiction movies, and reading fantasy books to her girls.
Julie spent many years as a technical writer before shifting focus to website design.
One of Julie’s greatest ambitions was to write a book. She is excited to share her first published creation, and hopes it sparks imagination and inspiration for all who read of the princesses’ quest.
One lucky follower of the tour will win a signed copy of Search for the Scepter (US only.)
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