Monday, 3 October 2011

The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin

July 2010, Templar
304 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, 9 years + 

Themes: time travel (of sorts), magic, paintings, lots of danger, people with other agendas, strange monsters, labyrinth, siblings looking after each other, treachery, hope, life at sea, friendships blooming, mild suggestion of romance, puzzles, quite tense in places, a few laughs

Summary by Templar
When Sunni Forrest's stepbrother accidentally transports himself into a Renaissance painting, she and her friend Blaise set out to bring him back. They find themselves in a strange world of labyrinths, monsters and pirates. Can they evade their greedy pursuers? And will they ever find their way home? 

Nayuleska's thoughts
Sunni copes with heaps of responsibility as she tries to look after for herself, her stepbrother Dean and Blaise. The trio are often separated from each other, sometimes coming very close but not quite meeting which was fun to read about. Sunni finds the good in their capture, and a hint of something which surprises herself. She never gives up, and fights for freedom. I'm so glad I'm about to start book 2! I enjoyed the Q&A with Teresa at the end of the book, as well as the few illustrations scattered around the book too. 

Rating: 10/10 

Make sure you check out Teresa's website to find out more about her and her books. 

Suggested reading
Although for older readers, if you like time travel and mysteries in a not so modern world try Imprisoned in Time by Laura Gay

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