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Publisher: Magical Page Publishing
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Series
Age: Middle-Grade Fiction (8-12)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Family · Mythical Creatures
Language: English
POV: Third-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: Dragons · easy reader · easy to read · fairies · hidden magic · magic · middle child · struggling reader · unicorns
“This quirky, enchanting read is one of the best books I have read this year. Ms. Wilden seemed to brush her readers with pixie dust, opening a portal to a magical world. “
– Shrabastee Chakraborty, Readers’ Favorite

What would you do with your Zest?

Jazz is stuck in the middle of everything. She’s the middle of school, sports, and even her family. All she wants is to be special.

On her birthday, someone shows up to reveal a secret: Jazz is special! At the moment Jazz turns nine, she gets her Zest. She begins to see a hidden world full of fairies, unicorns, and dragons. Jazz knows her life is never going to be the same.

During her first adventure, she finds that Zest isn’t always joyful. She sees a boy using his Zest for harm. It’s up to Jazz to help him. Can she convince him to stop before it’s too late?

Zest by Ms. Willden is a captivating middle-grade fantasy that celebrates the beauty of individuality, compassion, and the transformative potential within each of us. Join Jazz as she learns that being in the middle is the beginning of something extraordinary.

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