Following the death of her mother, Ophelia’s father is called out to a cold city in order to help with a sword exhibition at a museum.
While exploring the museum, Ophelia finds a seemingly young boy locked in one of the many rooms.
The boy asks her for assistance in breaking free and defeating the evil snow queen before she destroys the world.
Ophelia is not sure what to believe but decides to at least help the boy escape.
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy is written like a modern day fairy tale. The main character is a very scientific, down to earth young girl who is trying to come to terms with her mothers passing.
During her adventure, Ophelia is pulled into a dark fairy-tale as she struggles to make sense of the strange museum and connect with her mothers love of fantasy.
This book is geared towards middle school kids. The story is easy to read and there is enough action to keep children interested the whole way through. Even though there are some scary and suspenseful parts in the story, the book ends with Ophelia saving the day.
The big reveal at the end of the story is that the museum curator is actually the evil snow queen. For older kids and adults, it’s pretty clear within the first few chapters who the snow queen is, though the younger kids may be a bit surprised at the end.
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy comes out on January 28th. The hardcover edition is currently listed on Amazon for $12.51 and is available for pre-order.
I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley and Random House Children’s in exchange for an honest review.