I am huge fan of all things witchy and wizard (mainly thanks to a very popular series of children’s books which shall not be named!) and am always very excited when a magical new series arrives on the scene. Cue ‘Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day’…. and LOOK AT THAT COVER!
The wonderfully named Willow Moss is the youngest in her family and has the least impressive power you can think of – the power to find lost things. No predicting the future or blowing things up, just finding lost slippers or toothbrushes. So when the most powerful (and frightening) witch in all of Starfell turns up asking for Willow’s help, she can hardly believe it.
It would seem that the whole of last Tuesday has gone missing! No one can remember what happened on that day and the repercussions could be catastrophic! It’s time for Willow to prove herself and set off with Moreg Vaine to find the missing day and save the magical pockets of the world.
I absolutely loved this spell-bonding adventure. Just the right mix of downtrodden heroine, humour, heart and tantalising magic to hook any reader in. I particularly enjoyed visiting the broom-making factory and could quite easily picture myself there with Willow, commissioning a custom ride (feathered, with a padded stick and a trail of purple stars from the back in case you’re interested!)
Full of inventive creations and dastardly villains, there is something for everyone to enjoy and I would highly recommend in for anyone aged 8+ One to watch!
*Many thanks to Harper Collins for sending me this title to review*
One thought on “‘Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day,’ by Dominique Valente, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.”
I have to say this was one of my BEST buys of the year so far. Totally engaging and a brilliant cover. I have to say it was one story I do hope gets continued into a short series as the characters are so much fun.