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Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage

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By Emily Hearne

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‘Follow the sea and the mist and the moon,
Go fast as lightning – not a moment too soon.’

Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage is the second book of two. I loved the first one, so I was ecstatic when I came home from school, only to find it waiting on the kitchen table to be read.

I had to consult Magical Masquerade, as it had been quite awhile since I read the first one, but after a couple of pages, it all came back to me.

Felicity returns to Fairyland, only to find that her family has been captured by witches and that Fairyland’s borders have been weakened, letting in all sorts of creatures. Joined by Bob the Brownie and her best friend Sophie (who was summoned to her in a bucket!!), they travel from the bottom of the ocean to different planets, where they meet not-so-giant ladies and Moon Hares.

I loved all the characters as their personalities are described brilliantly. I could really visualise them, the Riddler in particular. I found his personality funny, as villains go, because in a certain part of the book, when he is not rhyming, he has a proper conversation and is very childish and funny.

‘”Didn’t expect that now, DID you?”, she could sense the smirk on his face.

“I don’t think anyone could”, said Felicity. “Wait a minute, we aren’t rhyming.”

“No, the magic here distorts things”, said the Riddler, a little huffily, “but your rhymes are rarely any good anyway, so at least I won’t have to hear them.”’

I don’t know why, but I just love that line!

I would recommend Phantom Phantasia to anyone age 8-12 and who, like me, loves magic and adventure.

(c) Emily Hearne (aged 12)

Order your copy online here.

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