The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places, a book written to captivate young adults and yet had me turning page after page to see what was going to happen. Who knew I would be sucked into this fantasy world and left feeling like I had fallen down a rabbit hole.
Twelve-year-old Nell Perkins knows there is magic at work that she can’t yet understand. Her mother has been taken by witches and turned into a bird. Nell must journey to get her mother back, even if it takes her deep into the Wicked Places ― the frightening realm where Nightmares resides. There she must break the spell and stop the witches from turning our world into a living nightmare.
Let me go on record as saying I am a complete and utter book slut. I will read just about anything handed to me. That said I don’t always like what I read. Sometimes after reading a book the biggest thrill was receiving it. That was not the case with this book.
When The fearless Travelers’ Guide showed up in my mailbox what first captivated me was its cover. I mean look at it. It is so enchanting. I just knew that the adventure that awaited would be magical.
Nell Perkins is a 12-year-old girl who just doesn’t fit in with her peers. If having silver hair and amber eyes weren’t enough to make her an outcast then her special gift would. You see Nell sees thing differently in like people turning into animals. The problem is no one else see it. So when 3 women go missing from town Nell is less than willing to step forward with what she witness.
The story was well written in my opinion. The character of Nell was well done she is a character I fell in love with. I felt like I could relate to her as someone who didn’t fit in. The story of a mother’s love being stronger than anything else was something I could relate to. Plus the book held the right amount of suspense, adventure, and wit that it not only kept myself involved but would keep tweens/teens interested.
The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places is a wonderful read my only complaint would be that it ended. I would highly recommend this book to families looking for a great summer read or something to read on spring break. I found it to be a quick and enjoyable story.
Do you enjoy young adult fiction? Do you like reading books about the supernatural?
Disclaimer: I received this book for free to help facilitate this book review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.