Title: The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy #2)
Author: Celine Kiernan
Illustrator: Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Older children’s fiction/middle grade, Fantasy
Book format: Paperback
Description: The queen and her raggedy witches have fled, but the kingdom is not yet healed. The castle is haunted by memories of its brutal past. The ghosts are angry, and one of them in particular possesses a magic which may be too much for even Mup and Mam to handle.
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: Oh wow! What a brilliant story and second part of The Wild Magic trilogy! ‘The Little Grey Girl’ begins where the previous story ended with Mup and her family moving into the home once occupied by her grandmother in Witches Borough. But things are not as they seem and when it starts to snow, Mup notices something dark lurking in the shadows.
I read the first book in the series and just loved it, and this one is just as good, possibly even better! From the first pages I was instantly taken back to the original story and felt engrossed in this new tale. This time the story follows what happens to Mup’s family, along with Crow when they move to Witches Borough and it’s both exciting and creepy at the same time. I love the way the story unfolded, first with the tension between certain people and then later what happens after it snows.
The story takes on an interesting and dark twist with the dark shadowy character. What happens to everyone is dark and yet exciting to read at the same time. It’s a really well thought out plot and I couldn’t stop reading. The whole story does have this creepy vibe to it, especially after the images start appearing on the walls and I think this made me love it even more. It wasn’t very scary in the sense that it would be too much for kids to read, but there was a darkness to it that just made the whole story gripping and I was desperate to find out what would happen next.
The ending is a good one and I like what happens with the wall and the characters at the very end. It’s a very good ending and finishes off the story of what happens well, but at the same time you still want to know what will happen to Mup and her family and friends in the future. I can’t wait for the third and final book in this series, this one has really made me love it even more than I did before, and I would definitely recommend this book to any children (and even some adults) who enjoy an exciting, gripping and creepy tale.
Read review of book 1 – Begone the Raggedy Witches by clicking here.
Have you read any books in The Wild Magic Trilogy? What do you think about fantasy books in general? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂