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Reviewed by Melissa Tanaka for Readers' Favorite
The Extraordinary Tales of Melody Magic: The Mermaids at Crystal Cove by Alex Woburn is the enchanting story of an adventurous young girl named Melody, who lives in South East London and has a strong love for nature and all things mystical and magical. While researching beautiful locations for a school assignment, Melody happens upon a place called Mana Kalou Island in Fiji and wishes to visit. Her godmother, Fiona, tells her if she writes a letter to the Fairies of the Universe, then they may grant her wish. Melody’s wish comes true and the family is able to go to Mana Kalou Island, where she discovers Crystal Cove and the world of mermaids. But when the Sunshine Stealers threaten their safety, Melody fears her dream come true might just turn out to be a nightmare of epic proportions.
The Extraordinary Tales of Melody Magic is a must-read for lovers of magic, adventure, and, of course, mermaids. Throughout the story, Woburn upholds a magical world with lush descriptions of people and places that make you feel invested in the characters and almost as though you are a part of their world. Readers of all ages will be able to connect with Melody, whether it is simply seeing her as a friend or even looking up to her as a positive role model. She is an imaginative and sweet young girl who doesn’t mind what other people think of her and instead chooses to follow her heart. With fantasy and fun, The Extraordinary Tales of Melody Magic captivates readers from beginning to end, encouraging you to stretch your imagination and perhaps even to see the magic present in your own life.