"Haworth ably balances magic with realism, tourist information with gritty detail, and the small everyday insecurities of her protagonists with their life-changing quest. The inevitable missteps on their way to heroism add depth to the characters, as do their realistic occasional squabbles. Tara herself is teasingly introduced, in lyrical short chapters describing her own interpretation of the unfamiliar world around her. Young fantasy fans will certainly be entranced, but the equal focus on the kids themselves may snag realistic-fiction readers as well." - Project Muse
"A coming-of-age tale that is as full of sass as its uniquely named protagonist. . . . Violet is a worthy ally for readers navigating their own stormy evolution." -Kirkus Reviews
Pre-loved copy. Pages are slightly tanned and stiff.