* from Goodreads
All Emily wanted for her twelfth birthday was a cell phone. Instead she got a Spell Stone with apths. Yeah, this book was just adorably funny.
As I read my niece kept stealing the book or reading over my shoulder. It’s really a lot of fun. The plays on words and similarities to real life tickle your brain and leave you grinning.
There are a few parental warnings though. One of Emily’s constant companions is a demon creature who keeps offering to eat her. Another thing to note is that there is quite a bit of cursing. No actual curse words are used we’re just told that there was cursing.
Emily’s family really bothered me. I know they’re an exaggerated version of decent but uninvolved and clueless parents but they really did bother me. Their selfishness was frustrating and their parenting skills left much to be desired. It was really just sad. Especially since we know there are parents just like that. Yes, they sort of redeem themselves at the end but…
|Source:||Emily and the Spellstone was loaned to me through NetGalley|
|Publisher & Date:||June 13th 2017 by Clarion Books|
|Genre:||MIddle-Grade Fantasy Adventure|
|ISBN:||0544790863 (ISBN13: 9780544790865)|
Michael is represented by John Silbersack at Trident Media Group.
PS It’s pronounced “YUR-nuh-meer.”
PPS I’m sure the book “Baking to Get Baked” is a fine publication and all, but while I share the same name as one of the authors, he and I are not (at least to my knowledge) the same person. Meaning, you can contact me for advice on how to make your weed brownies, but be aware that I don’t even know how to make regular brownies so any counsel I provide should therefore be regarded with skepticism.
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