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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#Review: The Wish Rider (The F.I.G. Mysteries Book 2) by Barbara Casey | iRead Book Tours

The Wish Rider
by Barbara Casey
Seventeen-year-old Dara Roux and her two best friends, Mackenzie Yarborough and Jennifer Torres, the three collectively referred to as the F.I.G.'s (Females of Intellectual Genius) because each has an intelligence quotient in the genius range, have just returned from Frascati, Italy. It was there that their much loved teacher and mentor, Carolina Lovel, discovered that her birth parents were gypsies, and that she had a connection to the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world.
Now, with graduation from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women behind them, Dara asks her friends to help her locate her birth mother when she learns that she might be living in New York City. Relying on Dara’s gift for speaking and understanding foreign languages, the black and white images that stir musical cadences in Jennifer’s mind, and Mackenzie’s mathematical calculations that normally provide numerical solutions and answers to life’s most difficult questions, the determined young women tirelessly go from one address to another in search of Dara’s mother.
Their determination turns to desperation, however, as they encounter a dark hidden society more dangerous and terrifying than they could have imagined. It is there that
Dara hopes to find out why she was abandoned in a candy store all those years ago.

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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review. This will be a non-spoiler review, as it is the second book.
So, after not being able to get into the first book, I must say I had better luck with this one. Following the characters was very interesting. I've always been into the concept of gypsies. This book picks up where the last book leaves off. We meet up with some characters from the last book, and we are introduced to new characters as well. Of course, when a new character is introduced, whether they can be trusted or not, that thought looms in the air, at the back of your mind. 

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars.
This story is good. I would say this book is more for the younger adult and middle-grade reading crowd. Which is cool, because sometimes it is hard to find a good book for the middle-graders, though I do know there are a lot out there. I wanted to read something different and I would that is exactly what I got. I recommend this to others, just depends on what you prefer reading, but this is a a good read.
About the Author
Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.
Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books.
Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me and for your wonderful review. All my best to you and your bloggers.