Mini Review: Esme*s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

"There's something wrong with the women in that family." (5)

Title:  Esme's Wish
Series: Esme, Book 1
Author: Elizabeth Foster
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Release Date:  October 30, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother, Ariane - so why can't she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother's disappearance - that 'lost at sea' is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother's steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane's double life.But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.


Young adult fantasy with a magical world, dragons and adventure. Sold you yet? It sure did for me with Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster. I love that cover!! Magical is right. Sometimes you just need a bit of fun and let your mind go wild, and that's what Esme's Wish gave readers - a fun adventure to go on.
"She had lost herself in another world, and lost everything." (29)
I was intrigued from the beginning, and kept going since I wanted to learn more about this world and what happened to Esme's mother. Unfortunately, that doesn't fully conclude in this first book of the series, but it has a strong ending to keep readers satisfied. I must say, I do find the language not fully young adult, but in between middle grade and young adult. Not a bad thing at all. I think it's a genre that needs more TLC.

With Esme's Wish, I think it makes a solid start for a series, with great characters (though I hope to meet more), a suspense thread that ties everything together and a magical premise that whisk readers in.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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