Book Review: Sprite by Leigh Michael

Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One) by Leigh Michael
Reading Level: Young Adult – Release Date: April 2012
Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh.

She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she’s not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind.

With a mix of current events, anecdotes from Greek mythology, tidbits of folklore, and Leigh’s own imagination, we join Annabelle in her journey to restore order beneath the sea. Each step of the way her mind, body, and soul are pushed to the limit begging the question, how much can one half-human, half-sprite take?

My Thoughts:
I have to start off saying how much I like the cover for Sprite, I think it’s so pretty! It’s one of the first things that drew me to this book, the second thing is that it’s about water sprites. I have never read a book about water sprites before, so I was happy to read about something different.

I really liked the main character, Annabelle, in this story. I think what I liked most about her was how well she handled everything. Not only does she find out there is this whole underwater world she never knew existed, but she also learns she’s half human, half sprite. That’s a lot of stuff to find out about in just one day, but she just kind of goes with it. She doesn’t flip out like I probably would have if I had been in her place.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was a fast paced, fun adventure! I have to admit the cliffhanger ending didn’t shock me at all because I kind of suspected it all along, but I’m really eager to get my hands on the next book to see what happens next.

My Rating:
4/5 Stars


One thought on “Book Review: Sprite by Leigh Michael

  1. I love hearing peoples' reactions to the ending of Sprite. More often than not, readers tell me they were blindsided. Looks like you are one of the intuitive ones :)Thanks so much for your review and for participating in the tour. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Sprite. You'll have to let me know what you think of Kin as well!

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