Tag Archive | fantasy

Kingdom – Rachel Wollaston

Title: Kingdom
Author: Rachel Wollaston
Published by: Rachel E. Wollaston

Publication date: 2016
Pages: 309
Genres: Fantasy; Romance
Format: E-Book, Kindle
Source: Review Copy

10/10

 

Kingdom

 

Imaginations are just that: imaginations.

Or are they?

Pepper Fairfield is a high spirited young woman with an incredible imagination. When she accepts a job as a nanny at Calthorpe Manor, she finds that she has let herself in for a lot more than she expected. With mysterious disappearing doors, magical colour-changing bunnies and a couple of sassy sylphs, this house is nothing like what she’d anticipated. Is it haunted? Or is it something even more?

 

In a whirlwind of events, Pepper finds herself fighting against impossible odds, not only for her life, but for the safety of humankind. What this land needs is a hero, but how do you convince a hero who’s sure he’s anything but? If one thing is for certain, it’s that, in an existent world of non-existence, anything can happen . . .

 

Wow, is all I can say about this book. When I was offered the chance to review the debut novel of Rachel, I leapt at the chance, enthralled by the captivating synopsis I was provided with. However, when I began this book, I did not realise exactly how much I was going to be taken on a rollercoaster ride. From page 1, I was drawn into the plot and was unable to put the book down for a strong desire to know exactly what was going to happen next.

The characters are very well developed, particularly the characters of Pepper and Therron who are my favourite people in the novel. Pepper is a strong female character who has the perfect mix of selflessness, bravery and sensitivity towards others.

I very rarely give a book 10/10 but I could not fault Kingdom. It alternated between slower sections (which were still interesting) and fast paced action which left me on the edge of my seat, praying for the safety of the characters.

This is a very accomplished first novel and I highly recommend it! I look forward to reading more books by Rachel.

Amazon: Pre-order this book now (release date is 14th July 2016)

Midnight for Charlie Bone, the Children of the Red King #1 (Nimmo, Jenny)

6/10

Midnight for Charlie Bone

 

If you have read this book, feel free to comment down below your thoughts on this book!!

 

Synopsis

Charlie Bone’s horrible aunts have plans for him…He’ll be lucky to live till Christmas.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

This book is very fast paced which makes you want to read on right until the end in one go! It has constant suspense and action and is great for those who don’t want to read a long and complicated book. There are quite a lot of characters within the story though, which may prove troublesome for some readers who get confused. However, their names are all very different and they contribute to the plot line in very unique ways, unique to their characters so it isn’t too difficult to follow who is who.

The book ends on a cliff hanger which makes you want to read the second book in the ‘Children of the Red King’ series. I would definitely recommend this book to younger readers (8-12 ish) as the language is quite simple and the plot doesn’t go into that much detail.

Buy this book on Amazon: Midnight for Charlie Bone

Goodreads: My Profile