In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not... show more
In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .Berry's debut novel garnered glowing reviews and strong sales—and now she's done it again with a beautifully woven tale to keep all readers, young and old, absolutely charmed.
Publish date: 2010-10-12
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
This was a very light, but fun read. It started off a bit slowly as or the introduction of the fantastical elements, about 100 pages, but even then the characters and writing were charming enough to keep you reading. Once the action began...it kept moving and was very satisfying.I totally understood...
A nice story, nice writing, but the plot is very meddlesome. I see no clear purpose and the book as a whole is like a machine of disconnected parts. After reading, my reaction was: So what? What's the point?Personal growth maybe. But that growth is shadowed by a great many weird and, again, disconne...
2 - 2.5 starsNot as engaging or fun as Julie Berry's debut novel, The Amaranth Enchantment, this second offering is inventive, but lacking in both characters and action.I liked the idea of the sea serpents and the serpentinas, but I thought it was not very fleshed out. All the characters were just a...
Secondhand Charm is a charming tale filled with a dash of action, touch of romance, and an abundance of magic. From the beginning, readers are in for a treat as Berry takes them on a grand adventure. And based on the summary alone, I was not too sure what I was getting into. The summary hints at mag...
Secondhand Charm is a fantastic new book from Julie Berry. I haven't read her first book, The Amaranth Enchantment, yet but after reading this one, I have to check it out!Evie has always been good at healing but she doesn't think she will ever be able to take it further. Women are allowed at Unive...
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