Saturday, 18 February 2017

~Review~ Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Title: Rooftoppers
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Rating: 5/5

Sophie was rescued from a sinking ship

No records survived and everyone believes that no woman remained alive. Sophie was saved by kind Charles; who brings her up. No one knows her mother and everyone thinks she's orphaned. She sets out to prove everyone wrong. Running away from the law, Sophie befriends wild Matteo, who scrambles round rooftops and owns the sky. Together, with help from other Rooftoppers, will they find Sophie's mother?

What I think:

I've rated it 5/5 as it is cleverly written and exciting. It's original, as it's set on the rooftops Paris, which makes it a lot more interesting. Sophie is a stubborn but lovable character. 
This story is great for girls and boys aged 10+.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

~Review~ The girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Title: The Girl of Ink and Stars
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Publisher: Chicken House
Rating: 3/5

Isabella is trapped on Joya


Isabella's island, Joya, is ruled by an evil Govenor, who is Isabella's best friend's, Lupe, father. After a suspicious death of a young girl, Isabella accuses Lupe of being rotten and causing the death. Lupe sets out to prove she isn't rotten, which causes mayhem in Gromera. Isabella goes out into the Forgotten Territories to save Lupe.

What I think: 

I had heard lot's of great things about this book, and was quite disappointed. Everything is resolved in middle/early end but things go wrong later on for no apparent reason. Suitable for boys and girls aged 11 - 14.