Reviewed by Amanda Farmer

Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders is a wonderfully written book that will appeal to all ages. I thought it was a great first book for the series.

The story starts out with Tara, who has always known she’s different. Only her two friends, Fabrice and Betty know what she can do. Her world is turned upside down when she overhears her grandmother on the phone. Tara is sent to the OtherWorld for protection from the Blood Graves and is able to see just how different she really is. She is a powerful spellbinder, but has not been taught anything about spells because of a blood oath her grandmother did with Tara’s father. The Royal Castle where she will be staying is alive and has ever changing illusions on the walls, ceilings, and floors.

In the OtherWorld, Tara is able to experience the different world she’s now part of. There are spellbinders, nonspellbinders, elves, dwarves, giants, unicorns, imps, vamprys, goblins, gnomes, trolls, demons, and so much more.

Tara is able to grow throughout the story and has to face many difficult challenges with her friends. She will also discover more about her parents and why the Blood Graves are after her; and face betrayal from someone she trusts.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Amanda loves spending time at home with her husband and their dog, Oreo. She loves reading, playing puzzle games, beading and watching movies. When she’s not reading, she’s working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Sky Pony Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.