Mymcbooks's Blog

Keepsake that Educates!

Book Review and Giveaway: The Eye of the Crystal Ball. Ends November 4th

The Eye of the Crystal Ball by T.P.Boje

When Sara was newborn her parents left her at the doorstep at Mr. and Mrs. Schneider’s house. When Sara was ten she discovered she was telekinetic. She began to move stuff around when she got angry just by her will alone. When Sara was twelve her real parents came for her and took her with them to live like the Gypsy that she was – or Romani as they like to call themselves. They told her she was going to fulfill a prophesy. That it was once said that out of the Romani people the greatest sorceress who had ever lived would be born. When Sara was thirteen she had a baby brother and when she was fourteen he got very sick with a strange illness. To save her baby-brother Sara sets off on a quest to find his cure – well knowing that it will cost her dearly. Soon Sara finds herself going through the Singing Cave, crossing Wild Witches Valley, talking to a ten foot giant snail, rescuing the Beads of Souls from the Hell-hounds, escaping a spell in Vamila, the Forest of Vanity, visiting the king at the City of Lights before she finally reaches the Black Castle where she is told the Eye of the Crystal Ball can tell her how to cure her brother’s strange illness. But nothing is free in this world – and as Sara soon will know – everything has a price.

My Review:  The Eye of the Crystal Ball is a young adult fantasy novel and if you like to read about Gypsies, witches, dragons, fortune tellers, werewolves, unicorns, and goblins then this is one to read.  

As Sara journey off with her friend Manolo to find a cure for her baby brother she encounter obstacles and creatures along the way.

Despite a few grammatical errors and editing issues, this book is sure to satisfy your imagination with fantasy and adventure. The characters are all worth reading about, as they draw the reader into the novel that you couldn’t help but turn each page to read more for example, Abigail the ten-foot speed talking snail.  This book will be great for young adults who love to read fantasy.

Pages: 388

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


Giveaway Rules


Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute! So please leave a helpful comment relating to this book.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL MANDATORY RULES – Rules not followed will be deleted immediately.

(Rule 4. Winner/winners will be seleted from either the Book review comments field OR from the Author’s interview comments field.) So it would be best to leave your comment on both.



Comments should be left for the Book Review and the Author’s Interview 

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Author is giving a copy to 1 winner. Giveaway Ends November 4th.

1. Mandatory: Please leave your comment about the book and your email address in the comment field below.

2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there 

Do Not Forget to Click the link

above to leave Your Comment

  about the interview also!


Like us on facebook so you don’t miss out on our giveaways!!/pages/Memorable-Children-Books-Gifts/84435871365


This giveaway has ended! Click link to find out who won


October 19, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. Sounds like a fun read! Right up my alley. Count me in. Thanks.

    Comment by Debbie Cocchio | October 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. It sounds like a real adventure that only a child could dream up. After reading the interview about the author’s Dad and the stories he told her as a child, I can see how the story has grown from the author’s imagination from when she was young and I’m glad it finally came into being through the adult writer. Wonderful.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | October 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. Very interesting sounding book. Kinda reminds me of witch mountain. I love how the story involves a sister trying to save her brother. That is so sweet.

    Comment by larissa brunken | October 22, 2011 | Reply

  4. My granddaughter would love everything about this book. So glad to have met the Author here. I really enjoyed her interview as well.Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  5. This sounds like a book our 10 year old would love!

    bamagv at aol dot com

    Comment by Gretta | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  6. Thank you for the honest interview. It is very refreshing to see a reviewer who will add comments such as you did about grammatical and editing errors. Thank you.

    Comment by Stuff Smart (@StuffSmart) | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  7. Sounds like a good book for my son !

    Comment by Sara McKibben-Lehman (@Sweetsillysara) | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  8. I enjoy reading about unicorns so I’ll definitely check out this book!

    Comment by Lily Kwan | November 4, 2011 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: