Book Info: The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Publishing Date: August 5, 2021
Synopsis: A set of magical triplets, two warring dynasties, and a broken crown waiting for its rightful owner…Deep within an enchanted forest lies a castle where a set of triplets and their sorceress mother have lived for years—safe from the decades-long war for the Raven Throne that rages in the kingdom beyond. Cordelia, one of the triplets, has the power to become any animal with just a thought, and she yearns to discover more about the world outside her castle. But one day, the world comes to her, when the eldest of the triplets becomes the newest heir to the throne. Knowing that being named heir means certain death, Cordelia’s mother hid the truth about which child is the eldest when she hid them in the forest. When her family is captured, it’s up to Cordelia to use her powers to keep her siblings hidden and discover the truth about the Raven Heir—before it’s too late. A thrilling new fantasy full of magic, adventure, and the power of family.
Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781547606375
This was an absolutely fascinating middle grade fantasy story. I loved seeing the family dynamics displayed throughout this story. The snarky humor was great. Snarky humor, castles, turning into animals at whim, magical adventures …. how can you not enjoy this? There were several twists in the story that I did not see coming which I find rare in a middle grade book. I could not put this book down, and I can’t wait to share it with my daughters. My eldest was fighting me for the book, and I told her she had to wait until I finished before she could get her grubby little hands on it. I love how this story appealed t my daughter, and am anxious for her to finish it so we can talk about it!
About the Author:
Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She writes fun MG fantasy adventures and has published six so far, most recently the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy. She also writes wildly romantic adult historical fantasies, most recently the Harwood Spell book series. She has had over forty short stories for adults and teens published in various magazines and anthologies.