By: Melanie | April 5, 2013 | (14) Comments

Title: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Volume 1
Author: Katie Cook
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Genre: YA, paranormal, romance
Series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Pages: 104 (paperback)
How I Got the Book:  Publisher gave in exchange for an honest review

Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!

I’d like to thank the publisher for letting me read and review this amazing MLP book. No compensation was given to alter this review.
This was probably biased as I am a pegasister…but let the 13 year old have some fun, right? I was first introduced to My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic when last year from my little sister. And I am SO grateful for that as now, from looking at my Twilight Sparkle Avatar, I am a pegasister to the heart and would kill for anything MLP. Thanks to a very lovely person on GR, I found this awesome book on NetGalley. I practically freaked out. What made me also die was when I couldn’t download it on my new kindle. So instead I had to read on my computer when something called Adobe blahblahblah.

Filled with entertaining illustrations and an intriguing story line that will most definitely capture young readers and older people like myself My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic Volume 1 teaches children the importance of endurance, hope and most imperatively, friendship.

The story line is simply so creepily adventurous and comical. The Cutie Mark Crusaders, Sweetie belle, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo are sleeping at Fluttershy’s house one night. But something goes horribly wrong… Because all the fillies have disappeared, and in their place are zombies. Who is behind this all and who will stop this catastrophe? It’s up to the Mane Six (Twilight, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash) to save Ponyville quickly or else it’s too late…

I am a sucker for Pinkie Pie’s craziness and illustrations, they just make me want to laugh my head off. I mean seriously, who can resist the mad and random out bursts? (i. e. Cannon-balls that shoot out confetti) Everything in this book reeked emotions from sad, anger (Fluttershy goes cray-cray) and laughter.


I am undoubtedly buying this book when it comes out, while I’m no fan of comic books or things like that, MLP is ALWAYS an exception. This book does not only have to be read for young children, I do believe this will be suited well for my 6 year old little sister and the action scenes really aren’t bloody. Children or ADULTS are suited for this, if you like the TV series and are so depressed, like me about the next season not coming out till September, this will cure your thirst!

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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14 Responses to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Volume 1 (ARC)

  1. Amelia K says:

    Hoop crap… Am I dreaming?!?!?! I always wondered what would happen if there were ARCs for MLP books and you received one. WOW. You have somhow managed to make me want to buy a copy… This is BAD. I don’t wanna be a pegawhatsitsname. *le gasp* Anywho… I love your review and gifs/pics!!!

    • Melanie says:

      *pinches you* NOPE. Not dreamin’ legit stuff. I went cray-cray when I found out that this was available for review. In fact, I’m going through it again just staring at the amazing illustrations (especially at Pinkie Pie’s facial expressions)

  2. Anonymous says:

    ERMAHGERD! I am SOSOSO buying this!! Pegasister here too <3 Sounds awfully like the TV series so I'm intrigued. And you are one giggle inducing gal...:)

  3. Giselle says:

    Awww my little pony!! It plays on Treehouse all the time and my son likes it haha. Whatever floats his boat eh.

  4. Marie says:

    My friend recently introduced me to MLP and turned me into a fan. I love all of the cute GIFs and pics! So cute! I love Pinkie Pie! For some reason my friend doesn’t…:( I am obsessed! lol xD I’m not a super fan like you, but I can appreciate your enthusiasm for the book. Glad you enjoyed!

    Marie @ Marie’s Bookworm Blog

  5. Oh. My. Gahd. You’re a fellow lover of MLP and I follow your blog, also have a book blog…and we’ve never talked?! Something is seriously wrong here.

    I too FREAKED out when I saw this on Netgalley! Luckily I have the Kobo app which allowed me to read it on my iPad, as I hate adobe too, lol. I haven’t finished it yet but am featuring it on my weekly meme, feed my reader Friday. I’m going to post a link to your review 🙂

    Btw I cried during the ending of the season episode.

    Dee from

    My post goes up tonight where I’ll link to ur amazing review!!

  6. Eileen says:

    OMG My Little Pony!! I’ve never actually watched My Little Pony, read it, or even had a doll or anything! I just had a weird coloring book >.< But seriously, I want to read it SO MUCH NOW. Especially those My Little Pony graphics! They're adorable and fierce at the same time...never thought I'd say that about a MLP lol! Great review, Melanie! It’s good to know that both adults and kids can read this one 🙂

  7. Arra A. says:

    OMG! This is so cute! I grew up watching this and actually bought a toy! This is so adorable! I’ll be checking this out too!


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