Bella Santini in the Troll War by Angela Legh is the second book in the enthralling The Bella Santini Chronicles. Set in a land filled with magic and where the beauty of love is threatened by dark and evil forces, a young heroine must warn the Fae kingdom of impending danger. Bella Santini is the one spoken about in the prophecy and a mighty mission rests on her shoulders —outwitting her evil Aunt Ginekei and defeating the troll army so she can save the Fae kingdom. She is kidnapped from Yelimoon School and sets out on her quest to warn the Fae of impending doom. A dark secret threatens to shatter her life while she must muster strength and believe in herself and the power of love.
The protagonist is a character that instantly wins the hearts of readers, a fourteen-year-old girl with an ordinary life. She deals with the normal conflicts with those she has believed to be her parents. School seems to be a place of refuge for her. But being enticed to witness a Fae ceremony, being put on trial, and being forced to attend a fairy school are plot points that altered her life. I loved the characters, from Queen Tatiana to Cintarra and Matteus. It is interesting to notice how each challenge unravels a new layer in the protagonist’s growth process. The world-building is impeccable and the author excels at bringing to life a magical world with traditions and cultures that are well-defined, like trials to complete before initiation. Relationships are woven with care and readers get a wonderful sense of the tiny threads that hold the world together. At the heart of this mesmerizing tale is the message that love conquers all. It is the pulse of the Fae Kingdom. Fans of YA Fantasy and Fairy tales will be enticed as they follow Bella Santini from page to page. The narrative is enriched by magic, action, trolls, and adventure. Bella Santini in the Troll War is a captivating tale that should be shared with every young reader; it features lovable characters, a universal message, beautiful prose with vivid descriptions, and powerful insights into personal growth and love.