From master storyteller Anne Nesbet comes a tale of music and friendship, set against an age-old war between magic and science.
In the enchanted hills of the village of Lourka, almost-twelve-year-old Linny breaks an ancient law. In Lourka, girls are forbidden to so much as touch the town’s namesake musical instrument before their twelfth birthday, or they risk being spirited away. But Linny can’t resist the call, so she builds a lourka herself.
When the curse meant for her strikes her best friend instead, Linny must leave her home behind to try to set things right. With her father’s young apprentice, Elias, Linny travels from the magical wrinkled country to the scientific land of the Plain, where she finds herself at the center of a battle between the logical and the magical.
REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 4 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book kind of bored me, it wasn't as magical and fun as I thought it was going to be, but my sisters would love this book.
However, I do have a favorite part and character. My favorite character is Linny because she is brave, like me. My favorite part is when Linny finishes the lourka.
If you like books about girls who play an instrument to save their friends, then this book is for you! I am more into different books than this. I'm not much of a music person so I think that's why I was bored.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 12.
This book's publishing date is November 10, 2015.