Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis by Nicola Palmer

20 Jun

Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis (Book 1 of Alice Parker’s Adventures)

by Nicola Palmer

152 pages – ages 9+

Published by Kallisto; 2 edition March 7, 2012

Alice Parker (13 years old) didn’t know what was happening to her. Besides being bullied at school by a bunch of mean girls, her back was killing her, she wasn’t getting enough sleep, suddenly she was getting straight A’s in school (even if she hadn’t studied ever), and she had a craving for fruit and sugar. Then, one day it happened, huge butterfly wings (almost as big as Alice) sprouted from her back! Alice’s brother, Thomas who is also a Finwip, (Fully Integrated Winged People) takes her to the underground Finwip village. Alice learns to get used to her wings and the idea of being a Finwip. After a while in the village, Alice is asked to rescue a Finwip from a Sinwip (an evil Finwip). To do this she must first befriend one of the mean girls that bullied her at school (something she’s not super happy about).

I think this story was totally awesome! What I first liked about the book was the cover art – cool! I really love the idea of the Finwips. I thought they were a really unique kind of being. I liked how they had all different sizes and kinds of wings. Alice was a great main character. She was mostly nice, kind and unselfish and seemed to be just like a good friend. The story read well and was fun to read. I like the humor mixed in with the action and adventure.

Five out of five book worms for Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis!

To learn more about Ms. Palmer and the other books in her series, please visit her website by clicking HERE.

17 Responses to “Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis by Nicola Palmer”

  1. Joanna June 20, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Erik, I love your enthusiasm for fantasy! I am wondering if you tend to write fantasy, too?


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 21, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      I actual am working on a novel that includes curious and clueless aliens on Earth. I think that is Sci-Fi and fantasy 😉 I really love Fantasy! 🙂 Thanks Ms. Marple!


  2. Catherine Johnson June 20, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Another one for the must Read list. You ought to join Shannon Messengers MGMM on a Monday. Google her. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 21, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      I have heard of Ms. Messenger’s “Marvelous Middle Grade Monday”. I read a lot of the posts on it 😉 I think I will join it. I hope you like Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis Ms. Johnson! 🙂


  3. nicolapalmer June 20, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Thanks, Erik, for a wonderful review! So glad you liked Book 1. Big smile here 🙂


  4. timothydavis229 June 20, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Sounds like a winner! Great job, Erik. 😀


  5. twigstories June 20, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    This is a lovely, Nicola. I especially like the idea that a young girl struggling with bullies finds a way to become the beautiful person outwardly she already is inwardly. Even if she has to be a Finwip and make friends with a bully to do it! Erik, your reasons to like Alice and this story make me enjoy it already, too!

    Best wishes to Nicola for a wonderful series, and thanks for another great review, Erik.


  6. Susanna Leonard Hill June 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Cool idea! Sounds good!


  7. Patricia Tilton June 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    The cover with the flipping pages made me wonder about flying. I love fantasy, and this sounds fun! An interesting twist on bullying, and a way for Alice to discover her true gifts.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 21, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      I like the cover too! I also love fantasy! It does have an interesting plot, I think you would like it! 🙂


  8. Myra GB July 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I like how you’re expanding my range by introducing me to authors I haven’t heard of before – this one and Crystal Marcos for another. Will check this one out too.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 11, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      I have the second book to read in the Alice Parker series and will review it later! I hope you like this series too!



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