Author: Dina C. Tate
Genre: Chapter Books, Fantasy
Age Group: Lower Grade and up
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Imagine if all the little girls of the world looked alike.
If the Same Glam Goddess gets her way, it can surely happen.
McKenzie Rivers, the pint-sized daredevil, and Lizzie Sanders, who loves all things frilly, aren’t afraid of being different. And that’s exactly why Princess Lovina of Exquisite City calls upon them to stop the Same Glam Goddess from making all the little girls of the world look the same. With the aid of their magical lovely lockets and fierce diva weaponry, Lizzie and McKenzie will travel the world to find the Seven Crystals of Sisterhood. Their first stop is the magical city of Madrid.
Lizzie and McKenzie will need help to obtain the crystals before the Same Glam Goddess gets her hands on them. If the crystals are not found, little girls all over the world will remain under the spell of the Same Glam Goddess and will lose their identities forever! Will Lizzie and McKenzie be able to find the crystals, break the spell, and stop the Same Glam Goddess?
Lizzie & McKenzie’s Fabulous Adventures: Mayhem in Madrid is the first book in a series of chapter books focusing on Lizzie and McKenzie. Lizzie and McKenzie are two best friends with very distinct personalities. McKenzie is a deredevil who doesn’t back away from any challenge. Lizzie is girlier, and loves frilly things, dresses, jewelry. Despite their differences, they’re best friends and get along really well.
What starts out as a regular day for the girls soon changes when it starts raining and a rainbow puddle forms near their feet, growing bigger and bigger until it reveals Princess Lovina from Exquisite City, where it’s okay to be different. Princess Lovina enlists the girl’s help to stop The Same Glam Goddess, a goddess on a mission to make all the little girls of the world look the same.
She’s already cast a spell to accomplish her wicked plan, but to make the spell permanent she would need the Seven Crystals of Sisterhood. Now, Lizzie and McKenzie have to get to the crystals before the Same Glam Goddess does.
A very imaginative, entertaining story featuring two protagonists kids can easily relate to. The book has gorgeous artwork that accompanies the text and really makes the scene come alive. On the one hand, you get the feeling you’re reading a book, on the other hand it’s almost like watching a cartoon TV series about Lizzie, McKenzie, and the new friend they meet in Madrid, Lucia. With their fancy gadgets, it’s like watching an episode of Totally Spies or Sailor Moon, and the artwork only makes the book more engaging than it already is.
I would recommend this book to all kids from age lower grade and up. I look forward to the next book in the series.