Sunday, 26 April 2015

Stardust Stables: Free Spirit by Sable Hamilton (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

  March 2014, Stripes Publishing, 176 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Content:  mild teen romance, lots of drama, very tense moments, tissues needed,

Summary from Little Tiger Press
Free Spirit is the third title in the Stardust Stables series. Stardust is a stables with a difference… Set in the Colorado mountains, it’s home to the super-talented horses and kids who are stunt riders for movie stars. Only daredevil riders need apply!

Kellie and her horse Dylan are up in the Colorado mountains filming a low-budget movie about a group of pioneers in the 1800s. The location is so remote that the cast and crew are all living out under canvas, and Kellie’s enjoying being part of the team. Then disaster strikes and there’s only one person who can save the day. Has Kellie got what it takes to step into the limelight and be a star…?

Nayu's thoughts
Siblings can be idiots, which is something Kellie learns the hard way. She’d struggled by having to sit back and watch her Stardust Stable friends all get jobs, so to have her brother put her horse in semi-serious danger which nearly jeopardises a great opportunity she was pretty mad at him. I was fuming – considering the fact that he knows what horses are like he should have known better!

 To give him his due he does (later) realise what he did was reckless, and it takes time for Kellie to forgive him, but then they are back to normal, which is a huge relief all round. The job that Kellie does is unbelievably awesome too! 

Suggested read
Be sure to check out the other books in the series including Stardust Stables #2: Wildfire (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)  

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