Monday, October 12, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

The Forest of Stars
by Heather Kassner

Flap Copy Description:
Left all alone after her mother passes away, twelve-year-old Louisa LaRoche watches the sky for her father. Long ago, a powerful gust of wind swept through town, stealing him away on the wings of his untamed magic - the same magic that stirs within Louisa. As if she is made of hollow bones and too much air, her feet never quite touch the ground.
But for all her sky gazing, Louisa finds her fortune on the leaf-strewn street when she spots a gleaming black-and-gold invitation - a ticket to the Carnival Beneath the Stars. If her father fits in nowhere else, maybe she'll find him there, dazzling crowds alongside the other strange and wonderful feats. Only, soon after she arrives, a tightrope act ends disastrously - and suspiciously. As fate tugs Louisa closer to the stars, she must decide if she's willing to slip into the injured performer's role, despite the darkness plucking at the carnival's threads.

My Thoughts:
Author Heather Kassner's recent middle grade release, The Forest of Stars, is a mesmerizing fantasy full of mystery, magic, and shadows. The colorful cast of characters paint a story of friendship, love, and hope. I highly recommend The Forest of Stars to readers of all ages!

Click here to learn about the author, Heather Kassner.