The actual series, The Sprite Sisters, is a fantastic read. This book belongs to the series that is being published after the actual series. In the How-It-All-Began series, the author shows how the four sprite sisters gain their powers and what happens while they learn how to control them. So, if you are curious to discover how it all started, this one is a good opportunity to discover it.

The Sprite Sisters - Marina And The Power Of Water*
by Sheridan Winn
The Sprite Sisters: How It All Began Series #2
Translation Katrin Weingran
Publisher Fischer KJB on March 21, 2018
Genre Children 8+
Pages 200
Format Hardcover
Source Library

It´s her ninth birthday and Marina is thrilled: She can do magic! The power of water is a wonderful gift and Marina can´t wait to finally use it. But then everything is not so easy, because firstly, Marina has to keep her magic a secret, secondly, she has to learn to control it, and thirdly, water is not as harmless as she thought! (Personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary).
Marina´s ninth birthday is almost over when she discovers a strange feeling in her fingers. She has no clue what is happening but knows instinctively that something magical is about to happen. Together with her grandmother and her sister Flame she discovers her power of water and has to repair a lot of things she´s damaged while learning how to control her new power.

The soft style and the lovely way how Sheridan Winn describes her figures, the scenes, and how the Cantrip family lives and does things is always wonderful to read. Even when bad things happen, it is nicely age-appropriate written. I really enjoyed reading this novel. This book contains some very hilarious scenes and dialogues, and it was fun to watch Marina how she gained control over her power of water. And yet, I missed something and have to say, that it was not as fantastic as the other books have been.

The author creates with only a few words her figures and gives the reader a wonderful picture. Marina is getting her power of water in a different way than Flame experienced her big moment. No wonder that Marina does everything while enjoying her birthday to get away from her sister. Oh yes, she loves Flame, but is it really necessary to have her sister literally glued to her feet? The way how Marina gains control over her new power, how she learns to use it, and what she should better not do with it is shown to the reader in a wonderful and nice way.

All in all, I had my reading pleasure with it. Good, it didn´t thrill me as much as the other books were able to but, in the end, I enjoyed my reading time and shared some laughter with the figures. If you are looking for an easy-to-read novel, this could be a good choice for you.

Happy reading

*This book was, at the time this review was published, only available in the German language. Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with a publishing date for the English edition.

Sheridan Winn
Sheridan Winn ©Martin Figura

Sheridan Winn lives in Norwich, England. She is a freelance journalist and divides her time between freelance work and book writing. When she was six years old, her family moved to a big, rambling house in the country. Littlewood House became the inspiration for Sprite Towers. She worked for The Times, The Guardian and became 2012 a self-publisher when she bought back the rights for her series The Sprite Sisters. The author has two grown-up children and a granddaughter. She has a keen interest in the Arts, film and finds walking in the countryside a good way to think up ideas.


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