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lynn-plymouth

2 children aged 9 & 7.
Joined October 2014

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Entered a Giveaway 20th March '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
Wild Things
For Ages
6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
11
End Date
16th Apr '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 20th March '19

Book pages Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
I read it to Scatty Noo aged 9
Unfortunately we went into this book after a disappointing read of the first book The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Finding the first book hard to engage with and feeling detached from the 'fantasy' aspect it was undoubtedly a hard read. We managed to get to chapter 6 before we gave up. 
As stated in my review on the previous book I think it is merely down to the fact my daughter prefers 'real life' stories as opposed to fantasies. And I guess this is 'okay' as if we all liked the same thing it would be a very strange world! 

Entered a Giveaway 5th November '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
For Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
No. of Copies
11
End Date
6th Nov '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 20th March '19

Book pages Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1
I read it to Scatty Noo aged 9
So, we won Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow on Toppsta and then realised there was the second book in the series. We purchased The Trials of Morrigan Crow so that we could read this first and then follow up with the second book.
Scarlett tried a few times to engage with the first book but struggled. She is 9, and according to the age category it should have suited her age. Eventually we sat and read the book allowed together. I had to agree with her that it was a hard book to get into. It was slow moving and didn't drag you in to the story immediately. Scarlett is loving the Cathy Cassidy series at the moment and I wander if the reason she didn't engage in this book is because they are a 2 different ends of the spectrum. 1 being set in the modern times, talking about schools, teenage love etc and the other being a fantasy set in a different world. I think, for both of us (mother and daughter!) there is something about the book being 'believable'. In this case The Trials of Morrigan Crow was a little detached from reality and a bit far fetched. Maybe we just don't have great imaginations! I can however see how it would appeal to other children. However, storyline aside I did think the book was written very well and was very descriptive.