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The Strings of the Violin (The Strings of the Violin #1)

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Seventeen-year-old Carrie is lying in her backyard ignoring all the looming responsibilities in her life, when a fox makes a mad dash across the grass in front of her. After she manages to keep her dog from attacking the frightened animal, the fox turns to Carrie and seems to bow in gratitude before he disappears into the bushes. All Carrie knows in that moment is that som ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by iUniverse.com
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Aly
Oct 08, 2014 Aly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The main plot comes out pretty quickly. Or at least the beginning of the main plot. And in a shocking form. A talking fox. It is definitely different than what I'd been reading lately. The writing was well done, and easy to read. It was somewhat easy to get into although it wasn't one of those books you can just jump right into and immediately be completely immersed. It slowly builds up until you find yourself entering the world of
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Ruty  B
Oct 12, 2014 Ruty B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2014
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars.

The Strings of Violin is the first book in a fantasy trilogy. A magical world is in danger and the ones chosen to save it are a trio of teenage girls. Magical creatures, talking animals and adventure are the recipe for a fast book.

The book is aimed for a YA audience and not only because the characters have around seventeen years old. However, for moments the book seems more a Middle grade read than a YA, this is not a bad thing because I think MG books are great.

The dialo
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Amanda
What would you do if a fox not only came up to you, but started speaking to you as well? What if it asked you to save it's world, a world of magic and demons, princesses and kings?

When faced with this exact occurrence, Carrie Eisen says yes. She and her best friends travel to another world to find the magical violin strings that will save everyone. They will meet many magical beings, come across demons and princesses, and even some enchanted fruit trees!

I found this book to be a highly enjoyable
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Jane
Aug 09, 2012 Jane rated it liked it
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The Strings of the Violin by Alisse Lee Goldenberg

3.5 Stars

When Carrie, Lindsay and Rebecca met they were the wolf pack that lived under the teachers desk, they shared stories of a magical land where animals could speak and were always in trouble for their day dreaming. A few years later when they no longer believed, Carrie was approached by a talking fox who wanted her to go on a mission to save his realm, they were dying because the music had stopped and they needed it to survive. Carrie now h
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Rachael
Jul 23, 2012 Rachael rated it liked it
If you want to see more of my reviews, check out my blog @ Moosubi Reviews!

Disclaimer: The fact that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating. This review expresses my true opinions.

It's hard for me to rate this book on a scale of 5 stars. By definition, The Strings of the Violin should have been a book that I loved, because of it's similarity to other fairy tale-ish fantasies I've read. I'm not quite sure what went wrong in my reading exper
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Majanka
Book review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...

The Strings of the Violin is intended for a young adult audience, but the characters all act significantly younger than their age. Carrie, the main character, is supposedly 17, but she acts more like a 12-13 year old girl. In general, with the character interactions, the setting and the events that happen in the book, it seems more suitable for a middle grade audience. That’s not to say young adults won’t enjoy it, bu
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Sandra Pulliam
Very cute book that kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen. A little immature and the writing was missing a lot of key issues. I knew from the start what was going on but the ending just was silly. However, it did keep me interested until the end so that is very good.
Paranormal Books R Us
A sweet and enchanting little story about best friends, growing up, and just a bit of magic. I was quickly swept away on an adventure to a magical world full of fairy tale creatures both good and bad. With an important quest to fulfill there was no time to waste! Although parts of this story might be a bit scary for little ones I think it would be a wonderful chapter book for older kids that love fantasy and magic. I enjoyed this book and I hope to see more stories because I would love to learn ...more
Josh
Apr 26, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The plot, the folklore background, the fact magic doesn't solve every problem... I sort of wish I could be a part of the story.
Monica
Sep 03, 2012 Monica rated it liked it
Well done, but obviously a new writer. She could have made the story longer, with better details. A little too dependent on cliches, but a good effort for a new author.
Kimberly
Nov 30, 2014 Kimberly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

A pleasant young adult fantasy read with several life lessons about friendship, faith and sacrifice.
Alastair Sinclair
Apr 29, 2013 Alastair Sinclair rated it liked it
A good book, although I wish some of themes of friendship and the relationship between the girls was explored more.
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Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an author of Horror and Young Adult fantasy fiction. She has her Bachelors of Education and a Fine Arts degree, and has studied fantasy and folk lore since she was a child. Alisse lives in Toronto with her husband Brian, their triplets Joseph, Phillip, and Hailey, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle Sebastian.
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