Book Reviews of Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy, Bk 1)

Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy, Bk 1)
Elissa's Quest - Phoenix Rising Trilogy, Bk 1
Author: Erica Verrillo
ISBN-13: 9780375839467
ISBN-10: 0375839461
Publication Date: 6/26/2007
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved the main character and the plot; Elissa is a normal girl (she thinks of herself as one anyways) but then has to face the challenges that come her way with not only courage but intellect. The plot keeps you interested and then it nearly gave me chills at the end!
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Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com

After reading ELISSA'S QUEST, I am looking forward to the next installment of the PHOENIX RISING trilogy.

Elissa is thirteen years old and lives with the midwife in the village of High Crossing. Her caretaker doesn't speak to Elissa about her parentage and so Elissa grows up lonely. Her only friends are the animals around the valley, because she has the gift of understanding their language. Her best friend is Gertrude, the donkey.

One day a royal contingent arrives and Elissa learns that she is a princess and she is to go with her father on a quest. On this mission she is abducted, treated like a princess, makes friends, makes enemies, and finally saves the world.

Throughout the quest she learns many lessons of loyalty, family, identity, and power. Elissa is a strong female character. She thinks for herself and is very independent. She takes risks but is still sensitive enough to be vulnerable. This is a classic fantasy tale with a quest and a strong heroine.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it to all.
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Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com

After reading ELISSA'S QUEST, I am looking forward to the next installment of the PHOENIX RISING trilogy.

Elissa is thirteen years old and lives with the midwife in the village of High Crossing. Her caretaker doesn't speak to Elissa about her parentage and so Elissa grows up lonely. Her only friends are the animals around the valley, because she has the gift of understanding their language. Her best friend is Gertrude, the donkey.

One day a royal contingent arrives and Elissa learns that she is a princess and she is to go with her father on a quest. On this mission she is abducted, treated like a princess, makes friends, makes enemies, and finally saves the world.

Throughout the quest she learns many lessons of loyalty, family, identity, and power. Elissa is a strong female character. She thinks for herself and is very independent. She takes risks but is still sensitive enough to be vulnerable. This is a classic fantasy tale with a quest and a strong heroine.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it to all.