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Publisher's Summary

Not special. Not chosen. But she's got magical shoes. 

Fourteen-year old Karina doesn’t know what she wants, but knows what she’s found - fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors. When a princess invites her to go to Whyland and save her kingdom, of course she accepts. There’s that little “let’s destroy the shoes” detail she’s not crazy about, but hey, free trip, alternate world. 

But Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn’t understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she’d better save herself - if she figures out how. 

To make matters worse, as much as the princess is fierce, determined, and brave, she'll jeopardize everything just to reconnect with her boyfriend, almost boyfriend, or whatever. And that might just be their doom. 

Step into Magic is a fun YA portal fantasy adventure. If you like books with strong heroines, friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, you've found your book. 

This is narrated in close third person with very snappy/sarcastic character voices.

©2018 Denise Marques Leitao (P)2019 Denise Marques Leitao

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A great read

A story full of magic,trust,evil & friendship. Imagine buying a pair of shoes at a yard sale and then find out they are magic. Karina gets pulled into another dimension and her journey does not go as planned. She makes great friends along the way but still has a task to complete. I liked this story & the narrator did a great job.

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What more could you ask for but to go to another world and take an adventure? I think this is a good book for young preteens or teens. It has action and adventure for a young person to enjoy. The narrator does a good job bringing the story to life with words. I really enjoyed it even if it was for a younger set. I would recommend to my granddaughter in about two years.

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Silver shoes!

Great fantasy! The adventures Trina goes through over a pair of silver shoes! From finding new friends to traveling! Narrator makes the story come alive! Can't wait for book2!

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Magic

Step into Magic was a great first start of the series, we were introduced to many characters and places. We followed the girls as they carried the magic shoes through the kingdom to save life as they knew it, only the find out things aren’t what they seemed. It was a good set up to the series, and I am curious as to what happens next in the series.

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Intriguing

Was an interesting story with interesting characters. I definitely enjoyed listening to it! Look forward to listening to the rest.

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Step into Magic literally.

The first few lines of the book truly captured my attention. Perhaps half way through I got a bit overwhelmed with the number of new characters and not sure if they will be apart of the next installment. The main character Karina, at times can be a bit annoying. I’m sure the narrator plays a part in that as well. The narration was mediocre and I struggled with her narration. I had to increase the speed of narration to 2.0 so that the voices wouldn’t be a distraction to the story for me. I would recommend this book for teens 12+ especially if they enjoy alternate worlds and a bit of fantasy.

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This was a fun book, but the narrator drove me crazy. At times she sounded like a teenager, which worked well for the teenage characters, but did NOT work well for the adult males. She has some really irritating accents as well. She pronounces several words very interestingly, such as “girls-es” when speaking of something belonging to a group of girls. Overall, I’d rather not listen to her again. The story itself is pretty good. It is definitely geared toward teens or preteens. The adventures of the characters are pretty improbable, but it is a work of fiction, so that’s ok. I don’t know that I’ll be in a hurry to read more from this author, but I’d recommend this book to a youngster that is interested in stories involving alternate realities.

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I kept wanting to find out how it would all resolv

I really enjoyed this story. There was continually enough mystery and suspense that I wanted to keep going and find out what would happen next and what was really going on. You were never totally sure who is the good guy and who is the bad guy, or are some of them kind of good and kind of bad...? That made it fun.

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Lost along the way

I feel as though I must have missed something. Maybe I am too old for the book. I was expecting a children's book not one for a teen. The narrator made it interesting. I got this book through storyorgins and this is my voluntary and honest review.

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I loved the story. The narration wasn't great.

A girl whisked away to a magical kingdom where she must call on he inner strength to save the innocent people of another world. She meets friends along the way and discovers herself as she learns to wield the power of her magical shoes. The story was well written and I really enjoyed it. The narrator wasn't great and the pace and tone of narration frequently distracted from the story. I recommend it but you may want to increase the audible reading speed or read it in print format.

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  • 09-22-20

A great YA Novel

A Great novel which will is targeted at Young Adults(not me) but this does not mean anyone will not enjoy this book. The characters are excellent, the storyline and ideas are interesting and engrossing (I will not be buying any silver shoes) and the narrator is excellent brings everything to life. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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  • Roger P.
  • 07-30-20

Good fun

A fun story and a little more aimed toward early teens but reminds me of Christopher paolini and cinda Williams chima with the overall feel of the book. I'd recommend it for a little younger age group like 16-19.

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  • miss
  • 05-09-20

fantastic

a fantastic introduction to Young Adult audiobook from the pen of Day Leitao and narrated by Marlies Dubois xxxx

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  • Incog Nito
  • 12-05-19

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this is fun and engaging story, full of wonder, a fairytale like story that keeps you entranced from beginning to end. I would recommend this book for others to read or listen too if they enough fun and fantasy. my only bad point about this story is that the niavity and gullibility of the characters are more middle grade genre than young adult 13+, a small thing I know but it still wrankled me ☺

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  • Helen
  • 08-22-19

not just for ya

Step into Magic is a fun YA portal fantasy adventure. If you like books with strong heroines, friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, great book not just for for ya