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"The Frights of Fiji": A Magical Adventure for Young Readers

Step into a world of magic and adventure with "THE FRIGHTS OF FIJI," the first book in the Alyssa McCarthy Magical Missions series by Sunayna Prasad. Published independently and sponsored by iRead Book Tour, this captivating tale follows the journey of twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy as she navigates a life-altering magical adventure. Plus, don’t miss your chance to win a signed copy of this enchanting book!

Book Banner THE FRIGHTS OF FIGI by Sunayna Prasad


My Review

Alyssa McCarthy, a twelve-year-old orphan, is sent to live with her strict and uncaring uncle after her parents tragically die in a car accident. Yearning for the love and fun of her previous life, Alyssa's mundane existence takes a magical turn one stormy night when a mysterious message appears on her window: "Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere."

Soon after, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her. To regain his power, Master Beau seeks to weaken Alyssa's burgeoning magical abilities. Alyssa is thrust into a world filled with wizardry, fantastical creatures, and advanced magical technology. She must summon all her courage and wit to defeat Master Beau and return home, despite his relentless efforts to use her friends against her.


The characters in "THE FRIGHTS OF FIJI" are engaging and well-developed. Alyssa is a relatable protagonist whose courage and determination inspire readers. Master Beau serves as a formidable antagonist, adding tension and excitement to the story. The supporting characters, from Alyssa's friends to the magical beings she encounters, each contribute to the richness of the narrative.


The plot is filled with action and adventure, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Prasad's storytelling is captivating, making it difficult to put the book down. The pacing is generally well-balanced, although some may find the extended disbelief in magic by the characters a bit drawn out. Nonetheless, the eventual immersion into the magical world is worth the wait.


Prasad paints a vivid picture of the magical world, from the stormy night that marks the beginning of Alyssa's adventure to the fantastical landscapes and creatures she encounters. The settings are described in rich detail, making it easy for readers to visualize and immerse themselves in Alyssa's journey.

What I Liked:

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the dynamic action sequences. The adventure and magical elements are sure to captivate young readers, making this an entertaining read. The book sets a strong foundation for the series, leaving readers eager for more.

What I Didn't Like:

One aspect that could have been improved is the adults' drawn-out disbelief in magic in the first chapters of the book. A quicker transition to the magical world might have enhanced the pacing and maintained a tighter narrative focus.

"THE FRIGHTS OF FIJI" is a fantastic start to the Alyssa McCarthy Magical Missions series. Sunayna Prasad has crafted a delightful tale that will enchant young readers with its mix of magic, adventure, and heartwarming moments. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series and will be sharing my review of it on June 27.

Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5 stars)

For young readers who love magic and adventure, "THE FRIGHTS OF FIJI" is a must-read. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of this enchanting book!

Thank you to Sunayna Prasad and iRead Book Tours for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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