Olivia y el genio sinvergüenza / Aster and the Accidental Magic (OLIVIA / ASTER #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the OLIVIA / ASTER series.
¡Descubre a Olivia, la protagonista de una serie de cómics repleta de aventuras, misterio, acción, personajes divertidos, un toque de magia, ecología y mucho humor!
Con lo tranquila que estaba Olivia en la ciudad, y a sus padres les ha dado por mudarse a un pueblo en la montaña, en mitad de la nada. Y todo porque su madre tiene que salvar a la región de una devastadora invasión de pájaros gigantes.
Qué rollo de verano, por aquí no hay nada con lo que entretenerse...
... Salvo una misteriosa pastora y sus lanosos perros lanosos, un par de monstruos y un genio sivergüenza.
¡Parece que al final Olivia no tendrá tiempo de aburrirse!
A fun, action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong!
Quiet . . . birds . . . nature. . . .
That's what Aster expects when her parents move their whole family to the middle of nowhere. It's just her (status: super-bored), her mom and dad (status: busy with science), her brother (status: has other plans), and . . .
. . . magic?
In her new home, Aster meets a mysterious old woman with a herd of dogs who gives her a canine companion of her own. But when she and her dog Buzz are adventuring in the forest, they run into a trickster spirit who gives Aster three wishes. After wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog, she becomes only able to talk in dog language . . . and the trouble she gets into is just starting.
Maybe the middle of nowhere will be more interesting than Aster thought.
"Crisp, vibrant artwork." -The AV Club
This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history.
Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!
(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel