Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson

Angel and Bavar

Taking inspiration from “Beauty and the Beast,” Amy Wilson’s second middle grade novel is a stunning modern fairy tale of magic, friendship, and finding the courage to fight for what matters most.After the death of her parents, Angel has a lot to get used to: a new home, a new family, a new school. The last thing she’s interested in is making new friends. Until she meets Bavar, a strange boy who slips through the shadows, a boy who might ...

Details Angel and Bavar

TitleAngel and Bavar
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy

Reviews Angel and Bavar

  • Marochka
    Давно не встречала в книгах таких ужасных персонажей. Энжел просто невыносима. Наверное, автор посчитал её «активность» милой, но на самом деле это просто ужас какой-то. С первого же дня в школе Энжел начинает в буквальном смысле преследовать бед...
  • Stephanie
    Ohhh. I loved this book SO MUCH. The embarrassing truth is that when it comes to the genres that I write in myself, I am the worst, most demanding and pickiest reader. All sorts of objectively-good MG fantasy novels have left me cold over the last few years or just been abandoned by me after a chapter or two because I didn't care enough to keep going. But this one? With this one, I *fell in love.* A FAR AWAY MAGIC has the wonderfully well-rounded...
  • Samantha Stiven
    Such an excellent read which kept me gripped to the end. Bavar and Angel are beautiful characters and Amy has done a fabulous job of showing their beauty and bravery though difficult and scary times. I think this book is a read for older children, I think my 8 year old would find it a little scary however my 11 year old has been enjoying it so far. I think the complex emotions running through it may be lost by a younger child so if they read it w...
  • Lucinda
    This beautiful, magical story will have you sat in suspense throughout! Not knowing what to expect, I was shocked by Amy Wilson’s fantastic fantasy children’s story that exceeded all expectations. As beautiful as the cover illustration, this delightful read kept me hanging on In suspense right through to the very last page. Anyone who wants to read something highly original, unique and completely addictive should definitely give this book a t...
  • Naomi Bowen
    Another beautifully written book from the talented Amy Wilson, although this book has a very different feel to A Girl called Owl That drew on folk and fairy tale elements while this has a kind of mystical Harry Potter and Narnia feel to it.The characters were so sweet & realistic. I particularly loved Bavar & his struggle to do better than his family. The loss these children faced was heart breaking.I loved the quirky house with the talking pictu...
  • Steph
    A tale of unlikely friendship, seeing people when they’re invisible and fighting evil monsters. I really enjoyed this. Bavar and Angel are a brilliant team. I loved Bavar’s magical house! Angel’s relationship with her foster parents is touching.
  • Kaitlin Stiven
    A really good book! Full of magic and friendship.
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  • Carina Olsen
    I wanted so badly to love this. Because that cover is completely stunning. And the summary was so good too. And so I could not resist getting this via Edelweiss. It is coming out this November, though it is already out in the UK, I found out. I could not resist reading this book so early. And it did not take me long to read it.But oh, how I wish I could say that I loved this book. I wanted to, so badly. But I did not love it. Not even one bit. I'...
  • Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)
    ‘Hauntingly beautiful and richly enchanting… A Far Away Magic is sure to cast its spell over you. Magic is most definitely not far away with this one, in fact it’s in every moment.’ Moving all alone to a new home, a new school, a new family, Angel finds herself mother and fatherless, friendless and faceless. Living with her foster family, whom in the beginning she never really gives a chance, she however starts to see something in someon...
  • Stephen Connor
    It took me a while to get into this one, but, once I did, it was well worth it. Told from two perspectives, Bavar and Angel are outsiders who connect. Bavar is a seven-foot-tall giant of a boy, seen by some and not by others, and he lives with the weight of magic on his shoulders. Portraits talk to him, ancestors give advice on his home, and he is the next in line to defend the rift, a break into another world which has been opened and allows the...
  • Katina Wright
    Reading ‘A Far Away Magic’ was an exciting and delightful experience. This magical story is original both in writing style and content, casting a spell that allows us to become completely immersed. I fell in love with the wonderful characters of Angel and Bavar, as I was carried with them on their journey. Set in the modern day but with a fantastical twist, their problems and actions are completely relatable and believable, whether dealing wi...
  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)
    Once I adapted to the unusual, lyrical writing, I really enjoyed Angel and Bavar`s story. Angel is reeling from the loss of her parents in very strange circumstances, and Bavar is grappling with meeting his destiny, which is related to Angel`s parents` death. I loved watching their friendship develop over the course of the novel as it was so sweet in places yet still went through ups and downs, and I thought the magic was fascinating. It wasn`t q...
  • Vera
    I won a copy of this and said recommend for 8-12 year old. IMHO 8 would be a little young for this. It's a book of monsters chasing people, pictures on the wall talking.Angel's parents died a horrible death, so she went to live somewhere else. She met Bavor the very first day. Both are loners, so take to each other He lives in a huge house with all kind of weird happening going on. Forest that surrounds it full on strange animals, and pics on the...
  • Chloe
    OH WOW!!!!!I have never read a book that is so powerful and so meaningful. The way Amy Wilson write is just amazing. I loved everything about this book start to finished!I loved Bavar and Angel and their friendship with its up and downs. Just wow!!!!YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK !!!!!(But only if you want to)
  • Jennifer Hill
    Great fantasy with supernatural monsters, talking pictures/ statue, missing parents, etc. Similar to Beauty and the Beast in that there is a house under a spell, a tall "beastly" boy, and a small, petite girl. Angel helps Bavar in fighting the "evil" with him because it affected her family life. I think middle schoolers will love it.
  • Lisa Wright
    A pacifist monster slayer trying to be less monstrous and an orphan girl are tasked with an impossible task. Told in alternating chapters, it is engrossing and hugely imaginative. I liked that the characters are multi-layered and that right and wrong are somewhat gray.
  • Tracey
    Excellent fantasy for middle grade readers about two very different friends--an interesting take on Beauty and the Beast.
  • Isabel
    Very good, I have never read anything even in the slightest alike to this, do comment if you have. ;)
  • Lauren
    *3.5 stars* A fun twist on the Beauty and the Beast tale.
  • Cathleen
    I look forward to the opportunity to review, " Angel and Bavar" by Amy Wilson.
  • Reuben Thomas
    A brilliant MG, with a beautiful touch of magic and darkness, and a touching story of young friendship.Full review here:
  • Eva
    I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read many books in this style, switching first person every chapter, but i think it is done really well in this book. Bavar was my favorite, and I loved his character development. The magic house and all of it's rooms were so mysterious and full of wonder. I think this is a great story for fantasy and non fantasy readers a like. There are some magical elements to this tale, but the true magic is in the hearts...
  • Jack
    Simply loved this bookI loved that the author gave enough of the characters to still allow you as the reader to take them further. For Angel and Bavar to be personal and become 'family' throughout the book. We loved it, young and old.