Marabel and the Book of Fate (Marabel of Magikos #1)

Marabel and the Book of Fate (Marabel of Magikos #1)

Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother--and their kingdom. In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate's ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and given e Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother--and their kingdom. In Magikos, life is dictate...

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Title:Marabel and the Book of Fate (Marabel of Magikos #1)
Author:Tracy Barrett
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0316433993
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Marabel and the Book of Fate (Marabel of Magikos #1) Reviews

  • Cathy
    Jan 27, 2018
    I almost wanted the title to be just about Marabel or Marabel of Magikos, Shadow Princess, something more intriguing. I don't know if I want to read a book with the word book in it, especially if the cover looks so young and non-mysterious. With the title and the picture together, it c...
  • Mary
    Feb 07, 2018
    What drew me in to request a copy of this title was the comparison with Ella Enchanted, which was a beloved favorite growing up. When it comes to providing a magical world with every fantasy-based creature imaginable, Tracy Barrett does not disappoint. Marabel is an almost-13 year o...
  • Erika
    Jan 12, 2018
    A great story about standing up for yourself and recognizing your inner strengths. I'll be directing my young nieces to it when it's released. Received from netgalley for review. ...
  • Suzanne
    Jan 18, 2018
    Imagine being a princess with a twin brother. Doesn't sound so bad, right? But what if your brother was the Chosen One and your parents treated you as an afterthought? That has been Marabel's life so far. But when her brother Marco is kidnapped from their 13th birthday celebration, Mar...
  • LibraryDanielle
    Jan 20, 2018
    Moderately cute, but really nothing super special. Very simplistic (it's a young readers edition after all). Princess Marabel is the twin sister to Prince Marco, "The Chosen One," born one minute after her brother. Whom we don't really meet at all. She's largely ignored by her famil...
  • Joan
    Mar 21, 2018
    This was nicely done and had some scenes where I was chuckling, such as the wizfi password. A lot of the humor seemed meant more for adults than kids. It tried a bit too hard to be politically correct, right down to ending up with no bad guys, although you think throughout that there i...
  • Bookphile
    Jan 22, 2018
    The writing was okay, but this book didn't engage me. l can see how some middle grade readers might like it, though. Full review to come. Complete review: I read a fair amount of middle grade literature, and I'm often amazed by how gorgeous, textured, and wonderful those books ar...
  • Angie
    Jan 30, 2018
    My Review: I received this book via Netgalley, the following is my honest review." As with so many other books lately, I was completely drawn in by the unicorn on the cover and then the synopsis sounded like a grand and magical adventure. The book starts off great setting Marabel up as...
  • Kristy
    Jan 23, 2018
    This was the first Tracy Barrett novel that I have read and I have to say I'm really impressed. This book has all of the elements I love mashed into one story. On this middle grade adventure book you get to explore the kingdom of Magikos. Magikos is a magic free kingdom. The only magic...
  • Alana White
    Apr 04, 2018
    Enchanting! Expect the pleasantly unexpected here. Although Marco is "the Chosen One" and the future king of Magikos and Marabel, his twin sister, has grown up knowing she is second best, it is she who mounts a rescue mission to save him when he is kidnapped. As the story unfolds, Mara...
  • Armando Negron
    Jan 13, 2018
    Marabel and the Book of Fate is a cute story about a young teenage princess that sets out on an adventure to help a loved one against all odds and advise. In the process she is able to discover her very own potential that had long been ignored by those closest to her. Being the lit...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Jan 31, 2018
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! _______ I am a total kid at heart. I basically cannot resist a Middle Grade story with an interesting sounding fantasy premise and a beautiful cover. When I came across this browsing Netgalley, I knew I had to request it and ...
  • Olivia Farr
    Jan 17, 2018
    "Marabel and the Book of Fate" is a wonderful middle grade fantasy that is sure to become a quick favorite. Marabel is a princess of Magikos, where she lives with her father, stepmother (but not an evil stepmother), twin brother, and younger siblings. Magikos has banished most magical ...
  • Gaele
    Feb 06, 2018
    Marabel and her twin, Marco are the eldest children of the King of Magikos: but while Marco is seen as the ?chosen one? as predicted by the Book of Fate, she is almost universally ignored. Not pretty, not girlish, not even particularly friendly with the princesses from other lands,...
  • Meghan
    Apr 10, 2018
    A very cute and fun read at face value, but also full of great life lessons when you stop and think about the story and the adventures that took place. Well - written and humorous throughout and full of situations and emotions that most youth and adults can relate to. The twins have...
  • Jen Naughton
    Jan 14, 2018
    Before I began reading this book, I read the author's biography, and due to her vast knowledge of mythology and history, I accepted the review copy hoping for a treat. I'm happy that my hunch was correct. Princess Marabel lives in a worldfull of magical creatures and adventures....
  • Amy
    Feb 25, 2018
    Marabel and the Book of Fate is a pretty good read. I found it to be enjoyable. ...
  • Eden
    Sep 30, 2017
    *Received an ARC as part of my job as a bookseller. This was a sweet and funny fantasy tale. It has a sprinkling of various mythologies and fairytales mixed in with some modern dialect and even some adaptations of modern devices (they have their own twitter called Flitter and there...
  • Rachelle Sperling
    Jan 30, 2018
    Marabel lives in a world where events are seen as pre-determined by Fate and in particular by a Book that foretells the fate of individuals and nations. But when her brother is put into peril and the interpretation of the book says to sit back and do nothing, Marabel, moved by her love...
  • Jes Reads
    Jan 31, 2018
    I'm not one to normally read children's fantasy but when I read the description for Marabel and the Book Of Fate I could't help myself. This book follows our main character Marabel, a princess in a magical land called Magikos. She's the forgotten sibling who lives in the shadow of her ...
  • Rajiv
    Jan 13, 2018
    A BIG Thank You to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of ?Marabel and the Book of Fate? by Tracy Barrett in exchange for my honest review. This was such a fun book to read! The book is written in a very simple manner and progresses so nicely that you never feel ...
  • Katie
    Jan 19, 2018
    From the first chapter, this book had me hooked. I am a huge fan of middle grade fantasy books, and this was a wonderful example of all the best parts of the genre. Marabel is a strong female character who is, at the beginning, unaware of how strong and powerful she actually is. I ...
  • Christine
    Jan 28, 2018
    I was excited about this book, when I heard about it. I wanted to like it, I really did. There were some good parts, but I had a hard time really getting into this story. I wouldn?t tell a kid not to read it, but I wouldn?t necessarily recommend it, either. Some of the problems tha...
  • DustBunniesAndBooks
    Jan 27, 2018
    This was a fun fantasy story for middle schoolers, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys girl heroes or fairy tales and myths. Marabel is a princess and twin to her "Chosen One" brother. She lives in his shadow but loves him, her family, and her kingdom. When he is kidnappe...
  • Jessica
    Jan 21, 2018
    "In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate's ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and giv...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Feb 06, 2018
    A princess, magic, a best friend, a talking unicorn (who is quite funny and easily distracted), an invisible wall, a feuding aunt, goblins, ogres, giants, The Book of Fate, wizards, secret passage way, caves, dungeons, a wooden sword, siblings, fun and adventure. I have a household...
  • Juli
    Feb 07, 2018
    Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco. Marco....The Chosen One....the one the prophesies all say the kingdom has been waiting 1000 years for. It's a bit hard to stand out in the crowd when your twin is destined to be the answer to everything. Most days nobody in...
  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    Jan 29, 2018
    Find yourself lost within the pages of Tracy Barrett?s writing as you travel through dangerous lands and encounter all kinds of magical beasts and beings! Containing adventure, epic battles, bravery, and friendship; Marabel and The Book of Fate is an amazing read! ? In the kingdo...
  • Sabrina Roy
    Feb 07, 2018
    I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book. There were a few parts that make me roll my eyes with trying to bring some of the 'hip' stuff currently in real life into the book, just twisting the name a different bit. B...
  • Heather Wade
    Oct 03, 2017
    I received this book as a pass along and decided to give it my honest review. Marabel is an uncommon princess, one not obsessed with clothes and ponies, but wanting to be supportive of her twin brother, Marcus, the chosen one. Marabel finds herself on an adventure of a lifetime whe...