Friday, June 11, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway: "The Magic Warble"

I was recently sent the book "The Magic Warble," by Victoria Simcox to review and offer one in a Giveaway.



Information about the book: 
 
(taken from back cover)


Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals and the evil Queen Sentiz.

My take on the book:

Honestly, I am not finished with the book yet - Although I'm about half way through. Some family issues have arisen so I couldn't give this the full attention I wanted to. But I wanted to get this giveaway up - to give you all a chance to win a copy of this book.

So far what I have read of it (I'm on page about 120 ), I have found quite interesting. Reading it I am reminded of the Narnia books or even the Lord of The Ring books. I like fantasy and adventure books and so far The Magic Warble fits right in that category.

I fully intend to finish this book, very soon. Probably even by the end of the weekend. Because so far the story line is very intriguing. And another reason is my daughter wants to read this when I'm done with it!

I would recommend this book to tweens, teens and anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure books. I think my sister who is even older then me might want to read this when we're done too! 


Buy It: The Magic Warble is Available at Amazon.com.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a copy of The Magic Warble ($16.95 value)

Mandatory Entry: YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please visit The Magic Warble website and tell me something interesting you learned or found there.  

Or simply let me know why you want to win this book.

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

1. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly) (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like) (1 entry)
3. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
4. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog (worth 3 entries)
5."Like" STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook (worth 3 entries)
6.  Follow STAY AT Home Mom on Networked Blogs -  (worth 3 entries)
7. Enter one of my other current giveaways (listed in sidebar) (1 entry for each entered)
8.  For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post.

Bonus Entries:

1. Follow Victoria Simcox's Blog on GFC. (1 entry)
2. "Like" The Magic Warble on Facebook (1 entry)

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends June 25, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 72 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book free of charge. I received it for the sole purpose of reviewing it and offering one in a giveaway. No monetary compensation was given and my opinions are my own. 

63 comments:

  1. I would love to win this. I think my daughters would love to read this story. Sounds like a Narnia kind of book. Oh for my interesting fact about the book. I checked out the webpage and Kristina has a pet rat named Raymond. There was a cute picture of him. Who would of thought rats could be cute.
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  2. I'm a librarian--so I'm already interested! One thing I learned on the website was that the author was born in 1966--one year after me! That gives me hope that one day maybe I could still write a book! Thank so much for a chance to win!

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  3. kristina kinsley is 12 years old mverno@roadrunner.com

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  4. since its like lotr and such my son would love- so I would love it so he could read it, as I would too

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  5. I want to win because I love reading and I want my kids to love it too, so I'd like to have lots of books around that they might enjoy.

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  6. I would love to win this book. I am a huge fan of mystical creatures and worlds. I was curious about the author and found that her Mother was from Austria, which my Mother was born in Vienna Austria as well. Hope to win!

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  7. follow you publicly on google friend connect

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  8. I learned that Victoria Simcox was a big fan of The Chronicles of Narnia when she was younger.

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  9. I'm entered in your Muffins & Mayhem giveaway

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  10. follow you & tweeted - http://twitter.com/lkim496/status/16315185492

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  11. #5 blogged about your giveaway - http://linas-corner.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-warble.html

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  12. #4 blogged about your giveaway - http://linas-corner.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-warble.html

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  13. #3 blogged about your giveaway - http://linas-corner.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-warble.html

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  14. #2 blogged about your giveaway - http://linas-corner.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-warble.html

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  15. #1 blogged about your giveaway - http://linas-corner.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-warble.html

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  16. I would love to win this book for my daughter. It sounds like something she would really enjoy reading & would be great to add to her summer reading list.

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  17. Blogged #1: http://grettajohns.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-giveaways.html

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  18. Blogged #5: http://grettajohns.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-giveaways.html

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  19. Blogged #4: http://grettajohns.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-giveaways.html

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  21. Blogged #2: http://grettajohns.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-giveaways.html

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  22. I would love to win this book! My daughter and I both love to read Science Fiction/Fantasy/Adventure books. I know we would both enjoy reading this one.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  23. For my niece Hannah!

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  24. I learned that Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada,

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  25. I'd love to win because my kids would really enjoy a fantasy book for a change. Thanks!

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  26. I want to win this for my daughter. I'm constantly trying to encourage her to read.

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  27. i would love to give this book to my niece


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  28. I like the excerpts they have available on their website. I would love to win this because I've been looking for a good book to read with my daughter and I think she'll really like the fantasy aspect of this book
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  29. follow you publicly on gfc
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  30. like stay at home mom on facebook (stephanie gaffney) #1
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  31. like stay at home mom on facebook (stephanie gaffney) #2
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  32. follow you on networked blogs #3
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  35. like stay at home mom on facebook (stephanie gaffney) #3
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  36. entered the dermstore.com giveaway
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  37. I would really like to win this book thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  38. i am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds) 2/3

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  39. i am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds) 1/3

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  40. I found the authors mother is from Austria. My daughter would absolutely love this book

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  41. GFC follower publicsly @Lynda M

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  42. Twitter follower & retweeted @LyndaM1968

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  43. Added your button on my blog at http://lydiaspennies.weebly.com

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  46. Liked you on FB

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  47. #3 Liked you on FB

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  48. #2 Liked you on FB

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  49. #3 Following on Networked Blogs @Lynda M

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  51. Following on Networked Blogs @Lynda M

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  52. FB fan of The Magic Warble

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  53. GFC follower of Victoria Simcox's Blog @Lynda M

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  54. Entered Beauty Products from DermStore giveaway

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  55. I would love to win this because my favorite genre is teen fantasy! I would enjoy reading this very very much.

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  56. I follow on Networked Blogs - Breanne T 3

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  57. I follow on Networked Blogs - Breanne T 2

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  58. I follow on Networked Blogs - Breanne T 1

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  59. I follow Victoria Simcox's blog via GFC

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