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Queen's Favorite Witch #2

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This was a cute read and I liked that it's a fun way for kids to have a little history and gave me big Kiki vibes.

It did fall flat with character development and it felt very rushed. I know it's audience is middle-grade, but it still felt very young even for the intended audience.
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Daisy Sparrow gets used to her role as Queen Elizabeth I’s right-hand witch.  Daisy is trying to help Queen Elizabeth when she finds out that she is being told she has to marry as a country cannot be a ruler, they need a male to rule. Queen Elizabeth decides to invite the King of Spain. But not to marry.  Meanwhile Daisy is getting dreams from a man who is asking for help.  Daisy does go and save this man.  Who is he?  

The story is a delight to read.  I enjoyed reading it.  At the end of the story, there is a brief biography of Queen Elizabeth.  I can’t wait for the next graphic novel to read!  The author and illustrator are a great team of making an enjoyable story to read.
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I was so excited to read book 2 in Queen's Favorite Witch and I am so happy that I was not disappointed. The art was done very well and perfectly complimented the dialogue. I loved the fantasy spin on Elizabeth I and King Phillip of Spain's meeting and the magical elements introduced. My only qualm was that it had been so long between the first and second book that a quick character headshot and bio refresher at the beginning would have been a big help jumping back into the series.
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"As a young witch, Daisy Sparrow gets used to her role as Queen Elizabeth I’s right-hand witch, providing spells and cures at her beck and call.  Can a young witch protect her Queen from the various nefarious forces circling around her?"

The author weaves a magical story that blends history and fantasy into a fun adventure.  The writing is perfect for this type of book.
I enjoyed the time spent with the Queen's favorite because it was a fictional story supported by facts. The reader can understand what Elizabeth I was like.

Thank you to NetGalley and Papercutz for a free digital review copy for my honest review.
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Thank you Papercutz and NetGalley for the advanced electronic review copy of this wonderful book. Full of magic and set within historical context of Elizabethan England, this is the continuation of The Queen’s Favorite Witch series and it’s just as delightful as the first book has been. Great, well-developed characters, beautiful illustrations, and a well written plot made for one fantastic read. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what happens next.
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A good second installment of the series.  I admit that I enjoyed the first book more so than the second, but I would still continue to read the series.
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In this second volume, our Witch in Training, Daisy, saves the day. Historical fiction, we're in 1564 and the court wants to force Elisabeth I to marry Philip of Spain, but evil forces are acting behind, and our witch and a bodyguard will do what they can to protect the Queen and discover what is happening. It's cute and fast reading. The art is minimalistic and simple, easy to read. Feminist and empowering but also about having confidence in oneself. And magic can be part of more than we think. 
In the end, we have a few informational pages about the historical characters. Education and easy to explore in the classroom for teachers and educators.
Thank you NetGalley and publisher for this Arc. My opinion is honest and voluntary.
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𝗠𝘆 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: The King, The Boy and The Witch
𝗙𝗮𝘃 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿: Simon
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆: Easy
𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲: Graphic Novel
𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗲: Historical Fantasy

~ Learning to trust yourself & your abilities
~ Finding partners in unusual places
~ Recognising that people can be more than they seem
~ Fun artwork and magical abilities
~ Rounded characters with meaningful motivations

We continue following our little witch, after she was chosen to be Queen Elizabeth’s fav. She is now tasked with figuring out what is off about King? Philip of Spain and investigating the happenings in the various castles. With her trusted mouse friend, super healing new companion, young witch mentor & older castle guardian, this is another adventure worth delving into. 

✨𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱.

~ I found this one somewhat short… 🤔💁

♡🌱 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗲 ;)
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A soft, sweet speculative treat based on a little witch employed by Elizabeth the first.

Elizabeth the first is being pressured to marry and so her advisors bring in a suitor from Spain that isn't who he says he is. It's up to Daisy Sparrow to piece together the meaning of her predictive dream - this suitor comes to her in her sleep and requests that she save him, but then he shows up at the castle anyway.

There's a lot in here - talks of feminism and why a queen doesn't need a king to rule. There's also a charming message about needing help from friends with a little Ariadne/labyrinthine metaphor thrown in.

Ultimately, it was very cute but not terribly fleshed out. I'd assume that a story referring to the Queen's witch in the title would be more about... the Queen's witch.

I do love seeing history fleshed out through graphic novel format, even with this extra speculative twist. Cute!
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This is another fun (albeit, again, too short) installment in the series featuring Daisy, Queen Elizabeth's right-hand witch. Here she is visited nightly by a ghost who looks suspiciously like Prince Phillip of Spain...but how could that be when the Prince is at the English court? Once again, Daisy must call upon her friends, her training, and her innate magic to defeat the evil forces at play and save Queen Elizabeth. (It's worth noting that, while this is a sequel, it's not strictly necessary to read the first book.)
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This is just a fun book.  Daisy is a enjoyable character who is still trying to figure out how to be the best witch.  Daisy keeps getting haunted by the same ghost who one day shows up to the castle very much not dead.  Something is amiss and whatever it is seems to want to hurt her queen.  This book is just fun for all ages.  Magic thrown into the British court is just such a fun idea.  This story is very fast paced, and the artwork is beautifully done.  
 	Thank you so very much to Papercutz and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this title.
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Always a pleasure reading this comic book. The story then continues, with the fact of Queen Elizabeth the 1st mixed with imaginary witch named Daisy. The young apprentice now has to face her tasks, with the help of her friends, and making a new friend as well. The fun and amusing story is captivating, and it is also teach us a bit about English History.
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The Lost King is the second volume in The Queen’s Favorite Witch graphic novel series, but you don’t need to read the first book to understand what is happening here. The author weaves a magical story that blends history and fantasy into a fun adventure.

In Daisy, the author has created a young witch still learning how to use her abilities, who has found herself a trusted consultant to the Queen of England. They confide in each other, and their relationship is warm, though Daisy is certain not to overstep the boundaries of class. Luckily, Daisy’s other companions encourage and help along the way.

Rachel Smith provides the vibrant and colorful artwork to complement the storyline. And historical facts about Queen Elizabeth I can be found at the back of the novel.

As a lover of comic books as a child, I find graphic novels such an engaging art form. I look forward to more of Daisy’s adventures.
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Daisy Sparrow, our budding witch, has settled into her role as Royal Witch, when she encounters her next adventure. Daisy has been having nightmares of a man she has not yet met, he consistently asks for her help in her dream. And, then, Daisy meets the man, he's the visiting king from Spain. He is a potential suitor to Queen Elizabeth, much to Elizabeth's dismay since she doesn't not want a suitor. Daisy was surprised to meet the king and begins to suspect something nefarious. With her friends, Valentyne, Nathaniel and Simon, they try to determine the source of Daisy's nightmares. The Lost King is an adventurous romp with colorful art work with some historical accuracy. I recommend this graphic novel series to readers that enjoy historical and fantasy stories.
I read this for NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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I really enjoy when people have a little fun with history; the Queen Victoria of England is a fascinating figure, and it's great fun to see her portrayed as strong, but also as kind. 

I haven't read the first book in the series, but I didn't experience any confusion because of it, which I really appreciate. This is essentially a standalone story: you don't have to read the one before to get what's going on, and the primary story wraps itself up so you're not sitting on a major cliffhanger waiting for the next one (which I hate hate hate doing). It does end with a thread that's likely to be continued, but I appreciate that the reader is left with the option to do so, rather than being forced by the tension of not knowing something.
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Personally, I didn't know the first volume. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the story with Rachael Smith's beautiful illustrations. 

What's going on here? There are some magical forces in the land that didn't get the job done in the first volume, and apparently, they're going to try to win in the next book.

Known facts are embedded in a simple story full of supernatural forces. Elizabeth tells her advisors why she cannot marry. The best part of the comics for me is the intimate conversation between Elizabeth and Daisy, in which the Queen makes fun of the well-known rumor that she is actually a man.

I enjoyed the time spent with the Queen's favorite because it was a fictional story supported by facts. The reader can understand what Elizabeth I was like.

Thank you to NetGalley and Papercutz for a free digital review copy. This is my honest review.
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Thanks to NetGalley & Papercutz for the ARC in exchange for a fair & honest review.

This is a comic aimed at children and gives a little bit of history along with an interesting story about a young witch in Tudor England. I liked the twists and turns the story took but I wish there was a little bit more to the story than being able to muddle her way out of issues!
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The illustrations are well done, the story has a interesting plot I enjoyed the book just wish there was a little more to it than simply Daisy the untrained which somehow manages to just make it work out.
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I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this series until I picked this up and then flew through it. I love the little lessons Daisy has to learn the story. I also love how she is discovering herself and her place in the world/kingdom. The artwork adds to the story and is easy to follow.
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Just like the first volume, this was a treat to read! I hope there will be a few more because her adventures just started! 

Thank you NetGalley and Papercutz for giving me the opportunity to read this!
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