Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen by J.L. McCreedy

Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

by J.L. McCreedy

193 pages- ages 9+

Published by Penelope Pipp Publishing on February 4, 2012

(ebook reviewed)

It all started when Libby’s parents got a letter from her grandparents saying Libby’s grandfather was ill (Libby didn’t even know she had a grandfather). Libby soon found herself travelling to Germany with her parents to visit and care for her sick grandfather. What she found in Germany was a lot more than what she expected! Libby finds out that she is from a line of witches and that her mother is a witch. A series of weird things start to happen. First she finds that her grandfather already passed away, next her parents are poisoned and kidnapped and she doesn’ know which relative to trust!   

Overall I thought this story was awesome! The characters in the book were great and you really got to know them. Libby is a great main character. She is smart and loyal. I did find that the beginning of the book was a little confusing (there were things that were explained later in the book, maybe because I am a kid, I found it a little confusing). I like the adventure and the fact it wasn’t too scary or violent. I really like how Libby kept finding more and more about her family and who she really was. I think boys and girls will like the book. It is a very fun story and I hope that this turns into a series because this is a really great book and I know that it could stop at one book, but I would like to learn more about what happens next with Libby!

I give Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen 4 out of 5 book worms!

To learn more about the book and author, please visit the book’s website HERE.

Categories: Age 9+

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16 replies

  1. I love clever stories about witches. I wrote a picture book about a witch (which isn’t published yet but I love it anyway :)) I will have to check this one out.

  2. Thanks for telling us about this great sounding book, Erik. You really explain well why you liked it.

  3. Another nice review. I’m amazed how many hundreds of pages you read every week, Erik.

  4. Sounds super Erik. I like how the fantasy elements grow with the story.

  5. Hi Erik,

    Thank you so much for reviewing Liberty Frye! I am thrilled that you enjoyed it and super pleased by your thoughtful and sincere comments. It sounds like you’ve had a very busy week or two, so I especially appreciate the time you took to read and review a 200-page book. Thank you! Keep up all the great work and congrats on your black belt!

    J.L. McCreedy

  6. Hi Erik, I noted that this was an e-book. I just bought a Kindle Fire here in the States and I’m interested to know which e-reader you are using for your e-books and what are some of the issues you have encountered so far?

    • I have a regular Kindle (black and white). I like my Kindle, but I like “real” books more. Some authors send me PDF files to read on the Kindle, but they don’t work really well. My Kindle isn’t the best for a book with a LOT of pictures. I would like to upgrade to a Kindle Fire so I can have color!


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