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The Little Grey Girl

(The Wild Magic Trilogy #2)

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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Walker
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Strawberry
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow! What a brilliant story and second part of The Wild Magic trilogy! ‘The Little Grey Girl’ begins where the previous story ended with Mup and her family moving into the home once occupied by her grandmother in Witches Borough. But things are not as they seem and when it starts to snow, Mup notices something dark lurking in the shadows.

I read the first book in the series and just loved it, and this one is just as good, possibly even better! From the first pages I was instantly taken back to
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Mary Judy
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the very first line, this book enthralls the reader, wrapping you in a tightly woven, beautiful tale that will move you beyond words. In fact, it had me from the dedication ("For all the forgotten children") Picking up at the exact moment 'Begone the Raggedy Witches' left off, the story continues seamlessly; its' characters alive and real; its' plot seeping with nuance and layers. The building tension is offset with wonderful moments of joy and humour. The relationships between characters a ...more
Sinéad O'Hart
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, spooky, gripping, and downright scary, this second volume in the Wild Magic trilogy certainly didn't disappoint. Marked with Celine Kiernan's trademark lyrical voice, the story has important things to say about the forgotten people, which I found particularly poignant; as well as that, it's another chance to see Mup's bravery and unshakeable sense of right and wrong in action as she faces a terrifying enemy in order to save the people she loves. Fantastic.
Shauna Whall
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the third instalment!
Kathleen Dixon
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic, middle-fiction
I saw this book on the shelf at the library, quickly found the preceding one (Begone the Raggedy Witches) and borrowed them both. Now I need number 3 in the series and I have found a new author to read more of.

This story looks at superstition and how we make our fears come true. It also looks at bravery and determination and what it is to be true to those you love and what you believe. Pretty weighty stuff for kids! But the story is fabulous. It's also rather scary in quite a few places, well, a
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Kate
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The battle for Witches Borough may be over and Mup and her Mam victorious, but is life ever that simple?

Moving into her grandmother’s abandoned castle is daunting but as long as Mup has her family and friend Crow, she is ready to face any challenge. But not everything is as easy as good versus bad, and Mup is confronted by a little grey ghost girl who wants to punish anyone who finds happiness in the castle.

I loved how this book challenges the reader to question good and bad, the human desire
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Lisa
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hooked from the very first line. Such beautiful, rich language weaving a captivating, chilling and moving story.
Mary Johnson
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Oh, my heart.

This one got off to a bit of a shaky start with me, perhaps because I hadn't read BEGONE THE RAGGEDY WITCHES first, but by the end .... it's almost impossible to describe. THE LITTLE GREY GIRL is achingly sad, fierce and beautiful and humming with wild magic. It is also an exploration of trauma, and how difficult it can be to conquer intangible things like fear and rage.

Celine Kiernan's writing is lyrical genius. I felt utterly sucked into this gentle yet scarred world, with its c
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Michelle
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After defeating the Raggedy Witches and the evil queen, Mup and her family return to Witches Borough, where her mother is being reluctantly pushed to take the throne.

I found this sequel to be even better than the first (Begone the Raggedy Witches). Kiernan delivers beautiful prose and packs pounds of emotions in relatively few pages. You can feel Mup's anger and frustration sizzling off the pages and the showdowns with the ghostly Gray Girl are absolutely chilling. Mam's struggle with getting op
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Elizabeth Mellen
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first, a decent middle grade magic and witches novel, but not my favorite. Like enough to continue and recommend, and if you love middle grade with witches or ghosts, I bet you’d enjoy this one.
Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books)
3.75 stars. Review to come on my blog!

EDIT: please find my review here - https://butterfly-elephant.blogspot.c...
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Celine Kiernan is an award-winning author of fantasy novels for young adults. Her critically acclaimed work combines fantasy elements with the exploration of political, humanitarian and philosophical themes. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy, a dark, complex trilogy of fantasy YA books set in an alternative renaissance Europe. First published in Celine’s native Ireland in 2008, the tril ...more

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The Wild Magic Trilogy (2 books)
  • Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)