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Sapphire Flute by Karen E. Hoover
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May 01, 2010

really liked it
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Read from May 22 to 27, 2010

I think this is one of those “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” kind of situations. Animated covers usually push me away from a book, so I will admit that at first glance, I expected an extremely childish adventure with no real substance to it. I was very, very wrong. The Sapphire Flute proves with beautiful writing, an engaging adventure and strong-willed heroines that this is NOT a children's book.

The book alternates between the lives of Kayla, a girl who has been trusted to keep the sacred Sapphire Flute safe and Ember, a girl who is learning to manage her newfound magic. While I absolutely loved their characters and their fast-paced journeys, I think sometimes the action needed to pause and take a breather. From the very beginning all the way to the end, to me, the whole story was quick and eventful; I would’ve liked to see a bit more tranquility at times.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Sapphire Flute. Though it can be a bit confusing at times, it really captured my attention and kept me hanging on chapter after chapter. With shape-shifters, magic, evil villains and kick-ass heroes combined, I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves YA fantasy!
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