Elvia and the Gift of Passion, Ruthy Ballard

An alarming family secret leads an adventurous girl into a world of witch doctors, child-eating lions, and an intragalactic submarine escapade in this delightful middle-grade portal fantasy.

Passionate, ten-year-old Elvia Hill is bored with her safe, dishwater dull life with her stiflingly overprotective parents. She knows she was meant for something… more. But the young girl gets more than she bargains for when she discovers an alarming family secret and is swept away on an adventure 64,000 light years from Earth. Complete with Tanzanian witch doctors, child-eating lions, and submarine exploration on a two-mooned planet, this science fiction fantasy adventure will delight middle-grade readers and keep them turning the pages!

The third installment in the Tales by Moonlight series continues the tradition of the first two books, weaving solid science into a rip-roaring intragalactic coming of age adventure.

Elvia and the Gift of Passion is an incredibly exciting and wonderful middle-grade/YA fantasy book that I will struggle to forget for a long time! Elvia and the Gift of Passion has astounded me; I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read. The wonderful author of the novel Ruthy Ballard is a true literary talent because the author managed to captivate and enthrall from the very beginning! A part of me was always going to love this book because I love fantasy but even if I did not, I would still love this book because it has action, adventure, and fantastic writing that will keep the reader happy in bliss! That is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!

Elvia and the Gift of Passion is a captivating, thrilling, and memorable fantasy tale that will take its readers on a journey like no other! The reader in Elvia and the Gift of Passion will be introduced to the young protagonist and star of the novel, ten-year-old Elvia Hill who is tired of her mundane life and how overprotective her parents are but little does she know, her life is about to change forever. Soon Elvia’s life turns upside down and is far from full when she discovers a family secret that causes her to be swept away 64,000 light years from Earth. It is here that she will become immersed in a world like no other and must face Tanzanian witch doctors but also child-eating lions! The result is a fantastic science fiction fantasy tale that will take you on a journey like no other and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful Elvia and the Gift of Passion!

The story of Elvia and the Gift of Passion is a sensational one because it encompasses everything good about literature. It has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters, and an incredibly well-thought-out backstory that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end!

Elvia and the Gift of Passion is a unique and special book with an incredible plot that will keep you guessing and hooked until the very end. Elvia and the Gift of Passion reads just like a movie and you can imagine the details in perfect glory. Never before have I read a book that has a ton of action as well as depth. In other words, this book has brains behind it; it is not a senseless, quick, fantasy read and I loved it!

Ruthy Ballard, the author does an incredible job of piecing together reality with fantasy and exciting moments and seamlessly integrates themes into one book of intrigue. Ballard is a phenomenal writer because the author is dedicated to their work as well as passionate. Ballard’s passion for the written word shines off the page and into the reader’s mind and her sometimes lengthy, beautiful descriptions will send the reader’s mind into visual overdrive, the reader will be able to perfectly imagine every detail the reader comes across and that in my opinion, is a sign of a talented author!

To conclude my thoughts on the brilliant piece of literature that is Elvia and the Gift of Passion; I would say if you are looking for a fantasy read that is unlike anything you have read… a read that will keep you entertained for hours on end as well as enthrall you then this incredible book is for you! Elvia and the Gift of Passion gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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