Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Eliza Bluebell by A. J. York (Children's, 9 years +, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

Gorgeous cover, love the butterfly & hearts ^o^
 December 2014, Amazon Media, 94 pages, Ebook, Review copy 

Summary from A. J.'s website
In the picture postcard village of Blossom Brook, Eliza Bluebell arrives changing the lives of the locals forever.  With the help of her playful shadow, Eliza takes on an empty shop on the High Street and turns it into the heart and soul of the village. Find out how and read this fantastical story about friendship and fairy cakes.

Nayu's thoughts 
Eliza is one special girl who finds out what people's problems are, acts like a fairy godmother and makes those problems disappear only then to disappear herself. That was the only part of the book I wasn't keen on, her vanishing just as she'd made everything so wonderful. I kept hoping that she would stay, because everyone eventually grew to love her. She cares so much for people, wanting to make them comfortable and happy which are good characteristics to have. 

I loved how fondly people spoke of her, and admired Eliza for her selfless nature. Yes I deducted a grade because I didn't quite like the end, but in truth this is a superb read, full of magic, hope, and the kindness of humanity. I hope other readers are inspired by Eliza and do what they can to help others – and not disappear!! 

Find out more on A. J. York's website

Suggested read
Check out A. J's other work including the funny Delilah Dusticle's Transylvanian Adventure (Children's, 9 years +, 10/10E)  

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