Book Review: The Magician’s Doll by M.L. Roble

The-Magicians-Doll-cover-192x300Title: The Magician’s Doll

Author: M.L. Roble

Publication Date: February 2, 2013

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 320

Recommended Ages: 10+


“They are stronger. They are coming. They will arrive!”

Life would be so much better for twelve-year-old Natalie if she and her mother weren’t different; other kids wouldn’t pick on her; she wouldn’t have to get into fights. She would have friends. But Natalie has abilities that set her apart, and despite her very best efforts to have a normal life, her developing “gift” has a way of upending them all. Then one day a big top circus rolls into town bringing with it Beausoleil the Magician, his daughter Louisa, and his mysterious doll. Strange things are afoot with Beausoleil’s arrival, and in his wake, an eerie storm is approaching. Soon Natalie discovers there is more to her world and the people around her than she knew, and that being different is just the tip of the iceberg… The Magician’s Doll sparks readers’ imaginations with a tale of magical discoveries, profound friendships, a fight against evil, and the growth that comes with facing your fears and accepting who you are.


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I really enjoyed The Magician’s Doll. It’s the story of Natalie and Phillip who have been friends all of their lives and they find out that they are different from most of us. They both have always felt like they are different but Natalie is finding it difficult to accept. Phillip, on the other hand, is excited about it. They have both had to deal with a lot in their young lives but it’s nothing compared to what they have to deal with in this book!

The Magician’s Doll is easy to read and is written well. It’s full of drama, suspense, mystery, and humor. There are also a few surprises along the way. The characters are well developed and there’s a definite good vs. evil theme.

I definitely recommend The Magician’s Doll for readers of all ages.

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About the Author: M.L. Roble

M.L. RobleM. L. Roble’s desire to write a children’s novel stems from the nostalgia of her own middle grade reading years where she first experienced books like “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Shattered Stone”. There have been different books and genres since, but those years fueled an enchantment for story that continues to this day.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Magician’s Doll by M.L. Roble

  1. M.L. Roble May 5, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Thank you, Dawn! I so appreciate your taking the time to read and review The Magician’s Doll!


    • sleepygirl2 May 5, 2014 / 4:53 pm

      You’re welcome. I really enjoyed it!


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