Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
The Unicorn Secret Series
by Kathleen Duey
Moonsilver (book 1)
old cover / new cover
Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove — until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart's beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town's soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them — and the only love she has ever known?
I've reviewed mostly boy books for MG Mondays. I love boy books! But not this week . . .
I can't tell you how much I love this series. Even though it is probably more girl than boy book, there is a strong boy character that my sons loved. The first time I read these books was when my 13 year old was only six. We bought the first three at a school book fair, and we read them aloud. Oh. How. I. LOVED. Them!! And the best part is that he loved them too. We devoured them all and I mourned the end of the series.
Then, I read them with my middle son. Yep! He loved them too.
Now, I'm almost ready to read them with my daughter. She will love them too (whether she wants to or not!). They are just that good.
Buy them! Read them! You, too, will LOVE them!
I do solemnly swear.