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Lots of big things have been happening to Rose lately. She went from being an orphan to being a magician’s apprentice in what seemed like moments and she’s still trying to wrap her head around that when she’s tossed into another quandry.

A moment’s glance in a mirror causes Rose to rethink everything she’s ever believed.

Rose grew up hoping that her parents were dead – that would be the only reason she was left at the orphanage, right? – but when she sees an older version of herself in a looking glass, Rose begins to hope that she may have a family at last.

But will she be able to solve the mystery before it’s too late?

Hott Review:

What I liked: Rose and the Silver Ghost was so much fun! Even I couldn’t put it down! I really enjoyed not only the plot but the characters. It was fun and imaginative – I’ve not read anything like this before!
One of my favorite things about this is how Ms. Webb builds vocabulary. Without being preachy, she uses uncommon vocabulary and then explains it in such a way that it feels like part of the story and not a lesson.
Although this is intended for middle-graders, it’s appropriate for younger readers and many would love to have it read to them!!
What I didn’t like: The beginning of Rose and the Silver Ghost was quite confusing. I think that Ms. Webb is trying to catch us up on what happened in the other books so this can be a stand-alone read but, there is a LOT of info and it’s a bit confusing until we get into the meat of the story.


Author: Holly Webb
Source: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky via Netgalley
Grade: A
Ages: 5+
Setting: England
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Rose, 4


Rose and the Lost Princess

Rose and the Magician’s Mask

Rose and the Silver Ghost

Holly Webb’s Bio:

Holly Webb is the author of Dog Magic, Cat Magic, and Lost in the Snow. She has always loved animals and owns two very spoiled cats. They haven’t said a word to her yet, but she’s always listening, just in case! She lives in England.

Websites & Links: author's website twitter facebook


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