STEP INTO MAGIC EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY
“Listen,” Cayla said. “You don’t want to keep those shoes; they’ll only bring disaster into your life.” She knelt and took one of Karina’s hands in hers. “Lylah wants to take control of my father’s kingdom. She is already gathering followers, but without the shoes, her plans can’t go very far. My father has a strong army and can defend our people. But with the shoes, she’ll be invincible. And there’s more; with the shoes, she’ll be able to cross over to different worlds easily, and that’ll allow her to expand her dominion all over the universe. That means even the very world you live in might fall under her dark reign.”
That sounded scary, but perhaps over-the-top, exaggerated scary. And something didn’t make sense. “She just came. I mean, she just crossed over, didn’t she?”
“Uh, yes,” Cayla squinted. “But I think it would be different then. She would have power.”
Fair enough. “And what do you want me to do?”
“Help us destroy the shoes,” Cayla answered.
As Karina feared.
“You need to come to our father’s castle,” Cayla continued. “From there we’ll set off. I’ll help you, don’t worry.”
“Me too,” Ayanna said.
Did Karina hear right? “So, you mean, I have to go to your, uh, kingdom, place or whatever?”
Cayla blinked slowly and nodded. “Yes, you need to go to our kingdom. It’s in a different vibrational frequency, so you can call it another world or dimension, for lack of a better definition.”
Karina had a big smile. The idea of different parallel worlds was not that impossible in scientific terms, and if she could see it, she could perhaps try to understand the logic behind it. Why hadn’t the girls mentioned this earlier?
Cayla returned her smile. “So, do you agree to come and help us?”
Karina shrugged. “Yeah, I think I could make, you know, the effort.”
The right thing to say would have been “of course!” but Karina didn’t want to sound too eager.
Step into Magic by Day LeitaoSeries: Portals to Whyland #1
Published by Day Leitao on July 30, 2018
Genres: MIDDLE GRADE
Not special. Not chosen. But she’s got magical shoes.
14-year old Karina doesn’t know what she wants, but knows what she’s found—fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors. When a princess invites her to go to Whyland, of course she accepts. There’s that little “let’s destroy the shoes” detail she’s not crazy about, but hey, free trip. Alternate world. Got it?
Perhaps not. Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn’t understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she’d better save herself—if she figures out how.
For 16-year-old Cayla, destroying the shoes is her much-wanted chance to prove her worth to her father, the king, and gain freedom. It might also be her chance to see Darian after more than one year apart. Does he still like her? Did he ever? But these are not the only questions she finds an answer for. Soon she realizes that all her learning and fighting skills are no match for the truths she’s about to face.
Step into Magic is a fun YA fantasy adventure. If you like books with friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, get Step into Magic now.
Day was born in Brazil and has always loved to write stories. She has a Master’s in English Literature and lives in Montreal, Canada, with her son.
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