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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

This is a new and very welcome addition to the fantasy genre for readers 8-12.

I gobbled up this sparkly little gem in one sitting. Full of charm, witty humour and the perfect amount of suspense, reading this reminded me of my first venture into Harry Potter.

Willow Moss is our leading lady. The youngest witch in a family of witches with, what she considers, a rather lacklustre magical ability. Compared to the explosive and mind moving powers of her older sisters, Willow’s skill is finding lost things…. keys, socks, wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting.

This is until the mightiest Witch in all of Starfell appears on the doorstep asking for her help. Last Tuesday has gone missing, vanished without a trace and it seems that Willow now holds the entire fate of Starfell and its inhabitants in her hands. Can she save the day – by finding the lost one?

Willow alone makes this novel sing but add a magic broomstick, a cranky cat a.k.a ‘the monster under the bed’ who speaks in a cockney accent and a blue cloud dragon called ‘Feathering’ and you have the makings of a very magical story indeed.

Reviewed by Anna