"An entrancing tale by a fresh voice in YA fantasy."
"All the charm of Harry Potter, with a good dose of humor. A fantastic, magical book for kids (10+) and parents alike!"
Opal gets a dirty old suitcase for her birthday.
She's not impressed.
Her grandfather tells her she'll need it, because she's going to live with her great aunt on Broken Shell Island. Opal wonders if her grandfather hasn't gone senile, because Broken Shell Island is a made-up magical place that their family friend Flora Fritz writes picture books about.
Oh, but the island is real. And magic.
Opal encounters magical plants, animals, and danger, too. The evening she arrives, a body is discovered in the woods, not far from where she passed through. Worse, a terrifying creature has emerged from the ground, and it hungers for the innocent, whether the people of the island believe in it or not.
Life is beautiful, magical, and perilous, on Broken Shell Island.
This is a complete novel of 373 pages in the printed edition. It is not part of a series, nor is there a cliffhanger at the end. Enjoy!