Alice Parker and the Mind Magician by Nicola Palmer

14 Nov

Alice Parker and the Mind Magician

By Nicola Palmer

140 pages – ages 9+

Published by Kallisto on March 30, 2012
In Book 1 of the Alice Parker series (Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis), Alice discovers she is a Finwip (fully integrated winged person) and not a normal human (see my review HERE). In book 2, Alice notices that all of her classmates (non-Finwip humans) are acting weird. Alice only notices it because she seems to be immune to whatever is going on. Soon Alice discovers that an evil force is controlling the minds of her classmates and the control is spreading. It is up to Alice, her best friend Sarah, classmate Seb, and her family members to stop this sinister threat that can control minds.

First I have to say **NOTE I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.** When Ms. Palmer asked if I wanted to read her second book, I was VERY happy to. I really enjoyed her first book in the series, Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis, and I really wanted to read the second. Well the second book was even better than the first! I couldn’t put it down! In fact I read this book in one day AND I also read the third book in the series the same day too (but I will tell you more about that later)! Alice Parker is an AWESOME heroine. The characters in the book and the action really has me hooked. I also should say the series is totally appropriate for younger kids! I wish my scale went to more than 5 book worms!

So while I am reviewing book 2, let me tell you about book 3! 😉

Alice Parker & The Secret of Arcanum Cove

By Nicola Parker

132 pages – ages 9+

Published by Kallisto on August 10, 2012

Alice Parker is BACK…Oh wait she didn’t leave yet…

Anyway, carrying on from the last book, Alice is going to Arcanum Cove to visit an old friend of her Granddad’s, who is also a Finwip. They will be there for their family vacation. They learn about the nice Aquamici, who guard a secret treasure on an island, and the evil Aquatrox, who patrol the waters and steal from boats. When Alice meets the Wips (Winged person, but they are really short), they tell her of a book by a Finwip named Jessie. They think it is for Alice because she looked exactly like Jessie when Jessie was young. She gets the book and learns that they must go to the island that the Aquamici guard. Alice finds herself in another great adventure!

I will say one thing – This book is the best book in the series so far! I can’t wait for book 4! ER -I think that was two things…

Five out of five book worms for books 2 and 3!

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

21 Responses to “Alice Parker and the Mind Magician by Nicola Palmer”

  1. Lynn A. Davidson November 14, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I love it when you get excited about books, Erik! What author wouldn’t want a reviewer of his or her book to be regarded that way? Great review.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      Thanks Ms. Davidson! I am glad you like my reviews! 🙂 These are really great books to get excited about!


  2. Michelle Isenhoff November 14, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Wow, Erik! This is high praise. I’m going to have to check them out after this review. 🙂


  3. lionelsnod November 14, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Great review Erik! I must put these books on my “to read” list. With praise like that I don’t want to miss out. The series sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks again Erik & best of luck to Ms. Palmer

    Paul R. Hewlett


  4. D.M. Andrews (@AuthorDMAndrews) November 14, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Another review of a book written by a fellow author I know online 😉 Great review! Erik, you’ve got the surnames mixed to the right of the cover image. I think I may have done that in the past as well 😉


  5. Genevieve Petrillo November 14, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I think a winged person should have a winged dog. The closest I come to flying is sniffing branches that fall out of the trees. They smell like I’m right up there with the birds!

    Love and licks,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      There ARE Finwip animals, so maybe when you turn 13 you might become a Finwid (Fully Integrated Winged Dog)! 😉


  6. Patricia Tilton November 14, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Love your enthusiasm for the the heroine and the book jump off of the page. Action and mystery. Glad you liked this series so much. Great review Erik.


  7. Renee C. November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Oh, those books sound fabulous. How old is Alice in the series out of curiosity. I bet my daughter would like this series. Thanks for the review – great job as always! 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      Thanks Ms. C.! Alice is 12/13 in book one (Finwips get their wings at age 13) and I think is 13 in book three. I think your daughter would like this series! 🙂


  8. Joanna November 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Great review and love your enthusiasm. Books you want to give a 5+ to are must-reads!


  9. Susanna Leonard Hill November 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Must be great if you read through them like wildfire! 🙂


  10. Myra GB November 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Oh wow, five bookworms! Now I’m intrigued. Kind of reminded me of the Amulet series. I read Book One in an hour I think – before I went to bed. I have yet to read Books 2-4 though. Will definitely be on the lookout for this one seeing how much you enjoyed it. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 19, 2012 at 7:16 am #

      I haven’t read the Amulet books, I should give them a try 🙂 The Alice Parker Series get better with each book!



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