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Review from Avia, aged 9, on Fresh Ink

Read review over on Fresh Ink The Book of Wonders was filled with action, mystery, magic and of course, wonders. It was about two kids, Zardi and Rhidan, whose sister and father were in BIG danger. Rhidan was adopted so they ventured to find his birth family to help save his new family. I liked…
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Review from Lily age 10

Review from Lily on  The YA Bookcase on Lake Street The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards Magic, Djinn, Ogres, and Sorcerers. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings, long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying usurper who, even…
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Book of Wonders Review from Tara at Hobbitsies

Hobbitsies Review Okay, The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards is a seriously awesome middle grade novel about fantasy and adventure and it’s got pirates, boats, magic, a loyal best friend, and a seriously brave female main character. The Book of Wonders is the type of book I would have absolutely devoured in middle school,…
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The Book of Wonders reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

From Kirkus Reviews BOOK OF WONDERS By Jasmine Richards (Author) Age Range: 8 – 12 Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Zardi’s 13th birthday celebration is cut short when her sister, Zubeyda, is abducted by the…
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The Book of Wonders reviewed in Publishers Weekly

From Publishers Weekly The Book of Wonders Jasmine Richards. Harper, $16.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-06-201007-0 In her skillful debut novel, Richards, an editor of children’s books in the U.K., keeps the novelties coming. The setting is Arribitha, a land with ancient Middle Eastern overtones; the quest is full of danger and magic; and the combative protagonist,…
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Five Star Review

via Goodreads

I read The Book of Wonders in manuscript form a little while ago. It is a page turning and gripping adventure that pulls the reader in. The young Scheherazade is a brilliant heroine and the plot is filled with twists and turns right to the very end. I finished it in one sitting and can’t…
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Four star Review from Jessi

via Goodreads

In this stunning MG novel, Jasmine Richards has brought life to a mesmerizing fantasy story of magic, friendship, and adventure. The world of Arribitha will pull you in and captivate you page after page. The characters, the magic, the journey, the settings–each element is woven together beautifully to create a magical story that will delight…
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Four stars from Rebecca Herman

via Goodreads

Thirteen-year-old Zardi lives in the kingdom of Arribitha, where the sultan has banned magic, and anyone even heard talking about magic can be arrested. Her best friend is Rhidan, a mysterious foreigner who was found abandoned as a baby and raised by Zardi’s family. Rhidan longs to know of his origins, and receives a clue…
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