Friday, September 6, 2013

Heart of Stone by M.L. Welsh - OPTIONAL

Welsh, M.L. Heart of Stone, 410 pgs. David Fickling Books, 2012. $16.99.

Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G


Verity and her friends, Martha and Henry, live in the seaside town of Wellow.  When the town is threatened by overpowering white sands created by the broken hearted Earth Witch, these teens resolve to thwart her and find a way to overcome her evil.  Protecting written stories seems to do the trick until the Earth Witch’s evil henchman, Povl, brings her back to life, which almost seems the end of Wellow and the world. 

Although the plot of this story may be common, it is extremely difficult to follow.  Welsh created little understanding of who the demons are in this story. Helpers were generated, but never materialized for long, even at the end of the book. Many characters came and went without reason.   

Reviewer: MOMMC

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