Review: The Unicorn Girl – M.L. LeGette

I received this book as part of Rosie Amber‘s Book Review Team.

The Unicorn Girl – M.L. LeGette – 4 stars

The Unicorn Girl

This YA fantasy novel follows the story of Leah, who is marked by the very magic that everyone fears. It saves her life, but sparks a series of events that are far out of her control and even further out of her comfort zone.

It’s got such a fantastic plot; the book is exciting and relentless in its pacing. The visual story-telling just begs for a film adaptation (which I would be the first in line to go and see, by the way.) The simplicity and action orientation means that this book is perfect for a young person just getting into reading; I’ll definitely be recommending it to any friends that have yet to fully experience the magic of books.

My only complaints about the book were requests for more; some huge decisions were perhaps a little rushed, and left with gaps in the explanations; there was a lack of non-action-based conversation (I’d have loved to see Lavena and Leah bond more); and I’d have really liked to see more of the unicorns.

That said, I loved pretty much everything that was put in – Ms LeGette creates some adorable characters (yes you, Ian), and she injects the story with flashes of humour and wisdom. Leah is a great protagonist: relateable, well-developed and a real pleasure to read about.

The plot was at times cliche and a little predictable, but I felt that these things were forgivable because it gave the story the feel of a fairy-tale.

In all, this book was fast-paced, clean and magical with a genuinely enjoyable story-line and the perfect premise to appeal to young readers (myself included).

If you’ve read this too, I’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day.

~Dani

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4 thoughts on “Review: The Unicorn Girl – M.L. LeGette

  1. Thank you so much, Dani, for reviewing my book. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it. You’re not the only one who’d love to see it made into a movie. 😉

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