Wowie-zowie! Things sure escalated quickly. The second book in the Gabrielle series really packs a punch.
Our heroine Gabrielle finds herself in France. Unfortunately it appears her travels are not destined to be fun-filled, as this is France on the cusp of revolution. Though still a 13 year old girl, this time her host body is an older (late teens) French maid in the royal palace. Her days are full of hard work, but amidst it all she manages a little time to frolic as well as seek out her fellow traveler, Morrigan.
This time, however, Gabrielle meets a strange man, Arwan, who seems to know that her spirit is not of the body she inhabits. Arwan holds knowledge he shouldn’t have and seems to hold a special grudge against Gabrielle. Slowly (ever-so painfully slowly) Gabrielle (and us as readers) learn a little more about her journeys and the real purpose behind her travels.
I am absolutely infatuated with the world Mr Chopchinski has created! Gabrielle’s depth of character is a remarkable thing. Although young, we were given such a wonderful basis for her personality I the first book that the growth she exhibits in this second installment is completely realistic. As he mother of a thirteen year old (boy) myself, I must say that Gabrielle’s occasional capriciousness and her deep sense of right and wrong are true to life.
Families looking for a series to enjoy together, or even adults who typically wouldn’t delve into YA fantasy: READ THIS SERIES! It’ll sweep you up.
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**I received an electronic copy of this book from the author which I then chose to voluntarily review**