Review! Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin by Elle Carter Neal

6 Nov

madisonMadison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin

By Elle Carter Neal

287 pages – ages 8+

Published by Elle Carter Neal on September 9, 2014

SUMMARY – Madison Lane was feeling exhilarated. Her aunt Ruby was coming to visit, and that meant more magical items! You see, the Lane family is involved in magical items, and they try to stay under the radar of an agency that is supposed to keep track of the magical items. This time, Madison receives a magical wand that apparently gives the user 2 wishes, and then must be passed to another person. Apparently, Ruby got it from Anastasia Romanov and Maria Rasputin. When a kid grabs the wand and wishes them to a different world, they are taken to Ground, a world that is billions of light-years away from Earth, yet linked through a wormhole. And both worlds, Earth and Ground,  may be destroyed if Madison doesn’t help them even out the magical Sources that keep the worlds in balance!

WHAT I THOUGHT – This was an amazing book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It was edited well, and Ms. Neal’s writing style was fun and realistic.  I like the idea of Ground. It sounds like a fun place (besides the banshees!), and I love the play on words with Ground/Earth. 🙂 I got lost in the story as I read it. There is just enough fantasy elements in it, mixed with the realistic elements, to make you wonder if such a world could exist. Madison is a strong female character. I think she acts reasonably at all times, and isn’t afraid to help anyone out, even if they are on the other side of the universe. I love the fact that her family collects magical items and the historical character references. At 287 pages, it is  a nice size for an MG reading fan. The content in the book is appropriate for all ages (unless you object to magic). Even though I enjoyed the ending of this book – everything tied up nicely, I am hoping there is a follow up book. There are two bonus short stories at the end of the book which are a nice addition.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms! fivebooks

12 Responses to “Review! Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin by Elle Carter Neal”

  1. julie rowan zoch November 6, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Sounds like a fun one. Is it an ebook?


  2. Diane Tulloch November 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    I liked this. Even I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Darlene November 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Sounds like a great book. I think Amanda would enjoy reading about Madison Lane!


  4. Elle Carter Neal November 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Thanks, Erik, for your lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story 😀 Hopefully Maddie will be back with a few more adventures 😉


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, Ms. Neal! 😀 I really appreciate it! 🙂


  5. clarbojahn November 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    This seems like a wonderful book. I’ll keep it in mind for the future. 🙂


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