Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl

Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl

by Markelle Grabo


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ISBN-13: 9781609106638
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Journey Into the Realm 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this. I had never read about elves before and this was written by a teenager. Let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it! I felt like I was reading a book by an author that had written many great books already. The story starts out with Ramsey living in the Human Realm and wondering why she has pointy ears and is different than the rest of her family. She finds out when Addison and her brother Stellan tell her and take her back home to the Elf Realm. This is where the story really takes off from I thought. Ramsey gets settled and then starts to figure out how she can rescue her kidnapped sister Zora. What an incredible story this was. It was fantasy but I felt like I was in a small town walking around to the different shops and meeting people. I loved the main characters as well as most of the others that Ramsey meets along the way. I thought the Queen was a wonderful down to earth person and I liked how she knows things. My other favorite was Mac, he is so cute and funny. I don't like Finn and I'm sure no one does. I don't want to give away an spoilers so I'm just going to say that I loved it. While some questions were answered by the end there are still many unanswered questions left. I'm guessing and hoping that there is a sequel to come soon. I have to know what happens next. While this was my first book to read about Elves it won't be my last. This is the author's debut book and I am going to keep her on my list of favorite authors. I hope she continues to write, I can't wait to see what she has in store for the future. This book was given to me by the author for review. This did not in any way affect my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't put this book down once you start! I read it and immediately purchased the second book in the series, The Spell Master. I had to know how things continued. Highly recommend this book to everyone. It takes into a beautiful elf realm and the story Ramsey, an elfin who lived a sad life in the human realm and not fitting in, until she learned its because she was an elf who belonged in her own realm and found herself, grew confidence and found her real family. Along the way, found love, friends, saves her sisters life and finds she's much stronger than she thought she was. Its a beautiful story with every element in it and takes you away into another world. It says for young adult readers, but I'm an adult and its for any age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author is very creative and has great imagination. Characters are well described and entertaining. Ive never read a book about elves and was captivated by the storyline. Can't wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a while. The Elf Girl was refreshing and mesmerizing! There were moments that I wanted to yell at the characters, laugh with them, and cry with them. I loved the book and cannot wait for the next one in the series! I love a book that sucks you in making you feel as if you are right there with the characters and this book does just that. :) Looking forward to reading more by this author.
Triple-B-Book-Club More than 1 year ago
The Triple B Book Club, Wisconsin, found this book a delight to read. We are all over 40 and had a great night of discussion. Ramsey, Addison and Stellan are the main characters of the story, but every additional elf, fairy or other magical creature brings life and great imagination to the reader. While you are in the world of imagination, Markelle keeps the story grounded with many life lessons that one can relate to. Each of us had our own favorite character, but we all agreed that Stellan is a hunk! We felt we could personally befriend additional characters like Brielle, and of course our dislike for Finn was unanimous. Of course our favorite part of the book had us rooting for Ramsey and Brielle as they took their journey to find Zora. The dangers and the anticipation of the "secret" keeps you turning pages. As mothers, at first we were all concerned that Ramsey was taken from her Human family, but we found comfort in knowing that her magical family was always there for her. Ramsey's struggles and triumphs throughout the story show she is becoming the confident elf she was meant to be. Unanimously we highly recommend this book for readers of all ages who like to be swept away in imagination. There is no sex, drugs or foul language. just pure fantasy. A very refreshing book read. We are waiting with anticipation for book two! -The Tripe B's (books, brains & beverages) - Maryanne, Kim, Tracy, Judy, Christine P, Wendy, and Christine G.
klarson59 More than 1 year ago
Great book I have never read a book about elfs, fairies or magic. I cannot wait for her next book to continue this story. I am in my late 50's and I recommend this book for all ages. wonderful story
MGadbois More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much and cannot wait to read more by this author. It kept me guessing and interested. I did not want the book to end!! The story line was well written and is along the same lines as the Twilight series in that it is geared for young adults. However, I enjoyed the book and I am in my 30's.
Elizabeth_G More than 1 year ago
A fun read. I really enjoyed Ramsey's character and all her adventures. I love how the author created such vivid descriptions of magical, mystical places. A great pick for young adults and us older folks as well. My book club is going to read it for our June pick - which is ok with me, I surely won't mind giving it a second read. I am anxious to read the second book in this series.
GRgenius on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Ramsey Wilder, our fifteen year old main character has always known she's different....she just never envisioned just how different she'd turn out to be. One day on her semi regular trip to her local bookstore, Ramsey discovers a tome of a book that she's never seen the likes of...'The Mysterious Guide to Fantasy'. It may not sound eye popping to one and all but for a girl that likes a bit of magic in her life (like Ramsey) it's a match made in heaven. But wait...ever since the moment she set eyes on the book, strange things have been happening. Like what you ask? Well, how about the girl at the checkout (Addison) knowing her name despite them never having met...or the personalization in the book directing her to a certain page having to do with elfens. No? Still not strange enough? Okay, how about when a tendril of WATER attacks her and a mysterious (and handsome) stranger barely manages to save her life? Yep...told you, strange things. They may seem out of the blue, but they're not when considering Ramsey's past and she's about to learn quite a bit in short order. Let's hope she catches up quick because their are lives, worlds even, at stake....including her own.Now we begin the analysis since you have the back story...I'll be relatively brief. The story had A LOT of potential, it truly did and while I can't say I didn't like it (because I did), it fell short in a few areas for me. First, the story seemd to circle back in a repetitive cycle....outcast character, finds a place of belonging, crisis situation and repeat without a real sense of resolution. The scenary changed and magical aspects were introduced (some pretty clever ones too) but I could all too often foresee what was going to happen because of the repetitive formula. Second and pretty much my last "grievance" of sorts was dealing with the secret. This could well be resolved in the next book of the series but it seemed like an awfully big part of the puzzle to well, "leave hanging" after 352 pages. I was rather exaspirated myself....but I digress.I will definitely tip my hat to the author's ability to create a 3-dimensional world....especially for a first effort. You could really see the Realm take shape as you were reading, the good and the not so good. The characters were distinctive (love the little gnome) and their beauty will not go unnoticed...nor their fury when dealing with the fairies *shudders*. Even the relationships, both platonic and romantic are represented well and in good measure. Rest assured though their are emotional entanglements to deal with, that is NOT the heart of the story.In my opinion, the heart of this story is Ramsey and her quest to find a place in this world (or the magic Realm) where she truly belongs. It's a story about accepting others for who they are not what they are, or rather what they look like, because in the end love is what matters. Love for oneself, love for others and love for the world around us. A recommended read for all ages as there is something for everyone in the story. Rest assured I'll be keeping an eye out for book two and hoping for a big reveal!
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I want to thank the author for a copy of this book for my honest review. This book was amazing. I was drawn into the story because of Ramsey's flash back to how her life as "Elf Girl " started. Yes kids can be cruel. This high fantasy was compelling and intense. Ramsey was a great character. Being thrown into the life she was Ramsey acted as you would expect a 15 year old to react lending her believability. Ramsey faced the changes in her life with courage. The supporting characters are well written and help the stories flow. The challenges that face Ramsey are both mysterious and adventurous. Markelle Grabo is a young writer that grasps the genre with great energy. I felt the worlds she created was outstanding and I want and will read more. I felt like I was in the world created and I did not want to leave. This writer is compelling and amazing to read. I loved this story I can not praise this story enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is my fav book other than the hunger games is there another one FYI if u think u like this more than me ur wrong soo very wrong because i got it first in paperback signed by the auther before it came out soooo ha ha to u i win u lost hahahaha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very captivating and i could really connect with the story and relate to the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only read the sample and i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
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