Random Magic is the first novel by author Sasha Soren.
When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.
It is obvious from the book blurb that Random Magic is not my normal PNR. But the author, Sasha Soren emailed and asked if I were interested in reading this book for review and I said yes.
I am very glad I did. Random Magic is cute and quirky. I love the 'no guts, no glory' attitude of young Winnie Flapjack. Winnie is determined to see Henry through on his quest to find Alice - no matter the obstacles. And those obstacles are many - but funny.
Winnie and Henry's adventure is non stop - they move from one challenge to the next with their goal firmly in mind. Each challenge is met and overcome by Winnie using a little magic, a little daring and common sense - well, common for the world she lives in.
I really enjoyed this world Ms. Soren created and all of the characters that occupy this world. I think Random Magic would make a wonderful family movie.
The only thing that made me go hmmmm - was the book cover. The lady on the front looks just like Nicole Kidman - I wonder if that was intentional. LOL
I give Random Magic 4 out of 5 stars. :)
You can find Random Magic on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Random-Magic-Sasha-Soren/dp/0979777410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251468162&sr=1-1
- Paperback: 420 pages
- Publisher: Beach Books, LLC; First Edition edition (January 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979777410
- ISBN-13: 978-0979777417