"Overall, I can see this book appealing to girls in particular who aren’t quite ready for a YA Novel but are moving towards wanting a bit of adventure with a dash of romance. If you’ve got a girl whose reads books such as Vivian Vande Velde’s A Well Timed Enchantment or Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted then that’s where this book suits in terms of audience. A good read for the weekend." From Miss Jenny's Classroom
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 and save her kingdom, 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.
But 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.
To make matters worse, as much as the princess is fierce, determined, and brave, she'll jeopardize everything just to reconnect with her boyfriend, almost boyfriend, or whatever. And that might just be their doom.
Step into Magic is a fun YA portal fantasy adventure. If you like books with strong heroines, friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, you've found your book.