Thursday, 11 September 2014

"The Secrets of Grindlewood" by Jackie Burke. Review by Mia, aged 11

We received a copy of this book, from the author, in return for an honest review.

Review by Mia Madden, aged 11.

Ten year old Jamie, seven year old Jemima have moved to Grindlewood House and love to explore the gardens with their dog and cat.   They read about the history of Grindlewood and learn about dark magic in the forest behind their garden.  Here begin their adventures and their search for a secret spell.

One of the things I loved about this book is the fact that the animals have dialogue, but the humans don't hear it.  There are not only a cat and dog, but birds, ducks, foxes, frogs and a cute hedgehog - all of these animal talk!
There is also lots of mystery and I  love reading about witches, spells and warlocks so the storyline was perfect for me.  The book has pictures dotted through it which I liked and there is a great cliff-hanger at the end, which made me want to start the second book in the series straight away.

I really enjoyed this book and was lucky enough to get a signed copy, which is very special.  I can't wait to read part two and will let you know what I though of it...
Ideal for confident readers aged 8 +

The Secrets of Grindlewood is available in paperback or e-book format.   

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