Review of Leah and Rhea: Spell by Melissa Hines Helms

Leah and Rhea, twin fairies living in the quiet hollows of a beautiful forest, never had a mentor to help them realize their magic. Left on their own after the tragic death of their parents, they’ve made a life among friends in

the wilderness.

Until one day Leah and Rhea discover a terrible sleeping spell has been placed upon their friends, and they soon embark on a quest to counter the evil magic cast by the witch Matilda—a quest that could split them apart forever.

The sisters must find the courage to face foes and gather allies as they leave behind everything they know, battling creatures they never could have imagined. Will Leah and Rhea be able to find the inner strength and resourcefulness to secure the freedom of their most cherished friends?

Join them on a journey that could determine their future or spell doom for them all.

Available on Amazon.

Leah and Rhea introduce readers to a magical world where there aren’t many fairies left but lots of endearing talking animals are around to keep our heroines entertained. Khuno the rabbit is probably my absolute favourite character. He’s one groovy, pop-culture-educated bunny!

I like this story for the middle grade reader. I think it would be a perfect one for my ten year old niece who loves fairies and a little bit of mystery (she’s just getting into Nancy Drew).

For me the only downsides are that I sometimes found the language too simplistic for what is a quite intriguing tale, even for the younger reader; and I also found that some parts dragged a little.

There is a lot to like, however, including the very beautiful illustrations (by Stephanie Parcus) scattered throughout the story… An absolute treasure to discover while reading.

Valuable life lessons about perseverance and commitment to one’s friends are evident in the tale.  Leah, Rhea and their new friends show just how important it is to find ways to work together for the greater good.

This is only part one of what I believe is meant to be a trilogy so you’re left with many questions and some answers by the end. That said, the main issue of the mysterious sleeping forest animals is properly addressed by the close of this book.

Book 2 in this series should bring us more answers about the great fairy war and what’s the true story about wicked witch Matilda.

I give this story 3.5 / 5 magical fairy espresso shots.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

14 thoughts on “Review of Leah and Rhea: Spell by Melissa Hines Helms

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  1. Ooooh I loved the cover and I don’t mind the simplistic prose… I am simplistic on most days… No sleep me simpleton hehehe 😂😂 not sure if I am politically correct… But some days I am

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