Book Review: “Vidia And The Fairy Crown” by Laura Driscoll

Cover of "Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown" by Laura Driscoll
Cover of “Disney Fairies: Vidia and the Fairy Crown” by Laura Driscoll.

I’m back with another book review, and this time I’m reviewing “Vidia And The Fairy Crown” by Laura Driscoll!

This book is part of Disney’s Tales Of Pixie Hollow series, which follows Tinkerbell and several other fairies from the titular location. I actually remember reading this book when I was younger, and other books in this series. “Vidia And The Fairy Crown” is the second book in the series. It was fun to pick up reading this book again after so many years and see if it was as good as I remembered. Spoiler alert: I was right.

Here’s a quick summary so we know what it’s about:

“Vidia can be nasty and selfish, but is she a thief? When she is falsely accused of stealing Queen Clarion’s crown, she begins an investigation that leads her on a wild-goose chase to the far corners of the Home Tree. Will Vidia be able to clear her name in time?”

Character Development: 4 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading Vidia. She was a standout character in this book, and I enjoyed reading her interactions with everyone. She very much stands as her own person. Not just because she’s the main character, but because she’s unlike most of the other fairies. Even though she acts like a tough-hearted trickster in front of others at times, she also has a sweeter side to her that she displays to closer friends. She is definitely portrayed to have flaws (for example, her attitude gets her into trouble with some other fairies). But she also has redeeming traits, which I liked.

The other characters did not have as much time to shine, though I attribute this to be because of the fast pace of the main story. Vidia flies from place to place, asking many characters about where they last saw the crown or what they did with it. This led to her interacting with many characters, but most ended up being plot devices. Granted, this is a short book meant for kids, so focusing mainly on Vidia and characters closest to her made sense.

Plot Development: 4 out of 5 stars

This book is short, but that’s a given since it’s a children’s book. None of the chapters are wasted on any filler that gets in the way of the main story, though that’s also because there are no sideplots. Even though it’s written for children, I still enjoyed reading it overall.

I love how many of the other fairies involved with the Queen’s crown realize that they all had a hand in its disappearance. It was also satisfying to see everyone confess to their hand in the disappearance. They also give Vidia some much-needed proper apologies over blaming her completely.

Overall, I’m rating this book 4 out of 5 stars!

I thought that this was a fun book to read in the series. If you enjoy reading about the Disney fairies, feel free to give this book a shot! I might also read and review other books from this series in the future as well.

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