Children's · fantasy

Tiger Warrior – M. Chan ★★★★

Blurb; When Jack’s grandpa gives him a magical jade coin, Jack finds himself caught in an ancient battle between good and evil. For he is the new Tiger Warrior, and it’s up to him to save the world!

Luckily, Jack has the spirits of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac to help him. Tiger can harness the power of fire, Dragon can control water, Horse has lightning speed and the rest, well they’re just happy to be out of the jade coin for a bit! But other ancient spirits want the power of the Chinese Zodiac for themselves…

With a brilliant cast of magical animal zodiac creatures, deadly demons and spine-tingling spirits, this series is for fans of Adam Blade and Percy Jackson.

My Review; This is a short children’s read. Fantasy. Magic. Under 150 pages an easy read. One full of adventure and imagination. A huge battle. A whole new world. Great read. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Large font.

Jack is about to take on a whole new role in his life and with no training he has to fight against dragons but he has help and he isn’t alone. Will they defeat evil? Is he strong enough? Can he return back to the real world? Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · Children's · mystery

The House of Secret Treasure – Kita Mitchell ★★★★

Blurb; George isn’t good at anything much. In fact, he’s pretty average. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have BIG ambitions, they are just harder to achieve when your big sister, Jess, is brilliant at everything! Then George inherits a mansion from dear old Mrs Smallbone. Except Hogweed Hall isn’t your average mansion. It’s BRILLIANT, and full of fascinating tenants like Boris the dog, an unusual pastry chef who lives in the basement, a mysterious scientist who works in the attic, and lots and lots of chickens! But Mrs Smallbone’s sisters aren’t at all happy about the situation, and invite themselves to stay. They’re after something, and don’t intend to leave without it. Can George stop them before it’s too late?

My Review; Another children’s one but another brilliant read full of adventure and mischief. Again beautifully illustrated throughout. There is a huge plot twist to this story and I loved it all even at 27 years old. I would highly recommend this story to all children.

It’s got adventure, jewels, treasure, maps, evil sisters, science, history, dodos, a dog and a pirate ship! Plenty to keep those pages turning. Devoured it. Main character George and his sister Jess come through it all together. Really enjoyed reading this one. A beautiful cover too which sums up the whole book perfectly. Throw in a bit of mystery too which will all be revealed towards the end. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · Children's · Magic

Rainbow Grey – Laura Ellen Anderson ★★★★

Blurb; Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky! Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn’t have ANY magic!

Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey intro RAINBOW GREY! With the help of her best friends (and exploding cloud cat, Nim) now all Ray has to do is master her powers AND save the world from a mysterious, powerful enemy…

My Review; Yes I am 27. Yes I still read children’s books but this was amazing even for me. I loved it. Beautifully illustrated throughout. My imagination was on fire reading this. Meet Ray she is the main characters and begins the story with no weather powers/magic. Bring in her best friends Snowden and Droplett who do have powers and let the adventure begin.

This story has is all. Adventure. Magic. Good vs Evil. A huge battle to save the world. A brilliant read! Something different. Highly recommend for all children and young adult readers. There’s a whole new world to be explored inside this book. A well deserved four stars. Brilliant.

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