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QBD Reviews: Withering By The Sea by Judith Rossell

WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS

Stella Montgomery lives in the Hotel Majestic in the seaside town of Withering By Sea with her three awful aunts.

Stella stumbles apon a old man who is also a resident of the Hotel hiding a mysterious package in a urn. Intrigued as to what it is Stella decides to take a look one night but is interrupted by thieves who are also looking for this package. Stella manages to hide the package which is just a tiny bottle but something is lurking inside!

It's a nail biting adventure in which Stella has to overcome the perpetrator and his evil men that will do anything to get their hands on this little bottle!

I absolutely loved Withering By Sea, the setting was magical & enchanting, the book is beautifully illustrated throughout that left me wanting more with the turn of every page. I can't wait to read the second book to see what Stella gets up to next!

Wade, Blacktown QBD

Reviewsday: Jane Doe And The Cradle Of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

Can't get enough Harry Potter? Waiting for Wundersmith?  

Never fear, we have found your next great magical read!

Introducing the Jane Doe Chronicles! A cursed child, a magical realm, and an epic quest.

It's all our reading hopes and dreams come true!

 

When a fierce quake strikes the remote island of Bluehaven, and her father disappears, Jane Doe is thrown headfirst into an epic quest to bring him home.

But this ain't no ordinary rescue mission. Her father is lost in a place between worlds; a dangerous labyrinth of shifting rooms, infernal booby traps and secret gateways. And Jane has to find him fast, because someone else is searching for him, too. A man who knows her father's secrets. A man who has an army.

With a pyromaniac named Violet and the enigmatic Hickory by her side, Jane is about to discover that this adventure is even bigger on the inside than it looks ...

 

"I was captivated from page one. There is action, adventure and mystery around every sentence.
Jane started with a possessed, mute father and had to care for him from a young age in a basement of a family who despised, but also feared them. Jane forged a secret forbidden relationship with Violet, the daughter of the family she was staying with. Violet was a risk taker and enjoyed sneaking around helping Jane. Little did she know that this friendship would mean helping save the world in the future.
The pressure is on when Jane discovers that the entire universe is depending on her to save it. Every world and every dimension will die if she does not find the keys and restore the Manor to it's original state. She finds the most unlikely accomplice who can barely be trusted but is her only chance of completing her mission and surviving the ever internally changing Manor which seems to have a life and mind of it's own.
In searching for the cure for the Manor, she discovers the truth about her past and who she really is. Her entire world changes and her future becomes uncertain. She has abilities she doesn't understand and needs to uncover before it's too late. Gripping, adventurous, fantastical, magical and mysterious. Be prepared to be gripped." ~ Taryn, QBD Chadstone 

Kids Review: Hot Dog 4 9781760279035

Our favourite young reviewer is back!

Felix, aged 8, recently reviewed our May Book of the Month, A Funny Thing Happened To Simon Side-Bottom, for us. Now he's back with a brand new review for Anh Do's latest book in the Hot Dog series, Game Time.

 

 

Hot Dog 4. Review by Felix. Kevin misses his mum but Hot Dog is back to help him. Hot Dog, Lizzy and Kevin enter game day to win the prize trip to rainbow island. I thought it was pretty good. It was easy to read. I read it two times the day I got it.

 

About the book: 

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for GAME DAY! They want to win the big prize: an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That is where Kev's mum lives! They will need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?

Game Time is book four in a new children's fiction series by Anh Do. Get your copy at your local QBD store today!

Kids Review: Simon Sidebottom 01: Funny Thing Happened To Simon Sidebottom

Check out this fantastic letter from an amazing young reviewer - Felix!

8 year old Felix enjoyed our May Kids Book of the Month, A Funny Thing Happened To Simon Side-Bottom, so much that he wrote us this fabulous letter to tell us all about it.

A Funny Thing Happened To Simon Sidebottom (Review by Felix) "I read it seven times in the first week. I found it funny. The thing I liked best about it was I got to choose what came next, also I got him in a loop. There's lots and lots of problems a kid like Simon can get into."

About the book: 

It is the final day of school holidays and the only thing Simon Sidebottom wants to do is enjoy his last hours of freedom. But Simon's mum has other plans, and they all involve shopping for school shoes with Simons snotty faced little sister. And then a funny thing happens... A hilarious, gross, laugh out loud, choose your own adventure book.

A Funny Thing Happened To Simon Sidebottom is book one in a new series by P. Crumble & Dean Rankine. Get your copy at your local QBD store today!