I’m just about to start Dragon Legend which I have been approved to read on NetGalley. I’m really looking forward to it after the ending of Dragon Mountain!
I finished listening to Evernight which I thought was amazing. It absolutely drew me in to the story, and kept me on the edge of my seat with plenty of tension and frights. The world-building and character development was brilliant. I love the contrast between the Hags and the White Witches, and the magical system. The way danger is ever present kept me on tenterhooks. I now can’t wait to read Feast of the Evernight which is due for release in May.
I also read the final book (I think) in the Clifftoppers series: The Frost Castle Adventure which is a perfect mystery for younger readers. It is a warm-hearted, action-packed and fun-filled adventure. Cousins Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh are enjoying a winter snow-filled holiday at their Grandparents’ Cottage when they witness an accident and inadvertently find themselves in the midst of another wonderful adventure …
Martha, who has been invited to be the lead actress in Frost Castle’s winter play is visited by disaster after disaster: a break-in, a car accident, and the theft of her locket, bequeathed to her by her Uncle. The children help her to Frost Castle and soon find themselves rehearsing for the play, and also solving the mystery of the missing locket. Will they find out who the culprit is and why the locket is so precious? This is such a brilliant classic and cosy whodunnit with a cast of potential suspects to be eliminated, hidden passageways and rooms to be explored, and suspicions to be followed. The winter setting is an added bonus: the children’s genuine enjoyment of playing in the snow and being with their Grandparents is wonderful as is their bond with each other.
I also read The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean. I adored this fast-paced, portal adventure and loved the world of The Break, inhabited by pirates and merfolk. I am currently writing my review and will post it either tomorrow or Friday.
Finally, I read The Incredible Record Smashers. What a brilliant story, full of warmth, humour and heart-ache. I loved the premise of trying to break a world record in order fulfil a promise made to someone else. This proved to involve lots of hilarity, but there were also heart-aching moments as Lucy attempts to fix her Mum’s mental health issue which she referred to as a ‘black dog’. I will post my review as soon as possible.
I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of The Chessmen Thief by the publisher. It will be my next read as I am attending the virtual launch party on 29th April, and would like to have it read before then.
What have you read this week? Have you read any of these?