Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty (Children's, 11 years +, 9/10E, unfinished, short 'n' sweet review)

 July 2016, Egmont, 400 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Summary from Egmont
Once hidden in the dusty basement of the Biltmore Estate where her pa worked as hired help, young Serafina now struggles to adjust to her new life of airs and graces upstairs in the grand house. 

Uncertain about what the discovery of her mother in the dark forests that surround the house means, Serafina finds herself caught between two very different lives.

But when a sinister arrival threatens her whole world, Serafina and her new friend Braeden must solve the mystery of this new evil before it engulfs everything – and everyone – they’ve ever known .

Nayu's thoughts
 It got too scary for me to continue! I enjoyed the first book, Serafina and the Black Cloak which I struggled with the darker parts. 
I wanted to know if Serafina would be okay after an event tears her apart from Braeden, but I read past where I was comfortable and, knowing books like this get more intense as the pages go by, decided I couldn't stand to read any more as I was getting freaked out at the horrors Serafina endures. I gave it a high grade because it's engrossing, and I love Serafina's determination. I like how she finally made a girl friend, and I'd had high hopes for that friendship, but it's too scary a read for me!

Find out more on  Robert's website

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