Autumn of Elves by Joanne Vruno is an exciting, mysterious, and magical book about twelve-year-old Aly and her sister, Emily. While spending a day at a festival, Aly and her grandmother notice a troll. Surprise and panic fills them when Emily also sees the troll. As Emily gains magical powers as well, Aly becomes her instructor and protector. However, Aly must now focus on a new task at hand. A whole colony of light elves have come to Aly’s town for protection. Aly has been the one assigned as their guardian. Can she keep them safe from danger?
This book is incredibly exciting and difficult to put down. Joanne Vruno does an astounding job painting vivid descriptive images throughout the book. Her descriptive words help the reader picture scenes from the book, making it seem as if they are a part of the book. The plot is developed well from the beginning. Vruno keeps the reader on the edge of their seat while still finding time for character development. The climax leaves the reader wondering what will happen next and anxious to read more. I would recommend this book for students aged 10-12. Autumn of Elves is a perfect read for those who enjoy magic and adventure.