“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”
– Kirkus Reviews
ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Kirkus Reviews compares the newly released young adult book Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger to the beloved Harry Potter books, calling it “A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.” The book review magazine, one of the largest review sites in the United States, added that “…young readers may appreciate the world of spirits and strange creatures found at a magic school.”
The new wizards book, which has been getting 5-star reviews from kids, teens and adults, follows Mary Baker, 10, from a miserable start in life on an adventure of self-discovery of one’s own powers and heroic capabilities in the face of adversity and challenge. Mary Baker is a uniquely American heroine who, with three new best friends and an adorable cockatoo, finds that God brings solutions to life’s insurmountable problems in sometimes unusual ways.
Kirkus Reviews also said:
“In Cherubim’s debut YA novel, a young, abused girl discovers magic in her life as she inherits wealth and a position at a school for the spiritually gifted.
Mary Baker, who spends hours locked in a closet by her abusive mother, mourns when the kind grandfather she hardly knew dies. When Mary inherits Grandpa Hal’s haunted orchard, as well as his hidden wealth and an important stone, her mother takes the battle to court—and Mary begins a happier life in the custody of her grandfather’s friends, who run the orchard. Just as she adjusts to a better circumstances, she is whisked off to the White Light Center, a New-Age school where she learns how to communicate with spirits and surrender to God.
…The supernatural subplots bear some similarity to the Harry Potter series, but those concerned about witchcraft in Rowling’s tales might appreciate the God-centered focus here (although the magic itself is divorced from religion and dependent on crystals). The magical practice—talking to good spirits, shunning evil ones and consulting the Holy Spirits—may attract readers itching for such adventures. Author Cherubim imaginatively renders key factors in her spiritual system—surrendering to the will of God—throughout the novel, initially in Mary’s first swimming lessons and later as a deus ex avis, when some of Mary’s problems are solved, just as she has given up solving them, by her parrot.”
This new book is available worldwide on Google Books, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Scribd.com and coming soon to iBooks and other sites. Both paperback and eBook versions are available on Amazon; various eBook versions soon will be available elsewhere via Vook, a digital publishing company.
AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://DMCherubim.com (Hey, that’s not far from here!)
TITLE: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger