Blog Tour: Chloe’s Secret Princess Club by Emma Barnes

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Chloe’s Secret Princess Club

Hi guys!
Today is my stop on the Chloe’s Secret Princess Club blog tour and today I am bringing you a post that is a little bit different. Instead of a normal review, I am writing for you a post about what I would do if I was a Princess!

But first, here’s some information on the book!


About the Book

Chloe's Secrete Princess Club

Chloe never means to get into trouble but sometimes her plans get a little out of control. With her two best friends, she forms a Secret Club dedicated to making their dreams come true – but fantasy and reality don’t always mix!

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Being a Princess

by Faye

Being perfectly honest, I don’t remember ever being a true girlie girl. I liked girlish things but I also liked sport and adventures like climbing trees. I hated dresses and skirts and yet I would never have called myself a tomboy either. One of those girls that sort of sits firmly in the middle.

However, despite all of that, I would have – and still kind of would – love to be a princess. But I wouldn’t be a girlie princess who always wore pink and acted very cute and sweet.

No, I would be a fierce princess. Ready to rule the country with a strong determination. I’d be powerful and brave and would do whatever it took to save my country. I’d learn how to fight both fist fight and sword fight. I’d employ the best of the best to protect my country and train me.

I’d be the best princess and I’d only find a Prince who was willing to let me continue that way. None of this prince sweeping the princess off her feet. I’d have the prince equal to me in strength and love. We’d be the perfect pair.

That’s what I would do if I was a princess. What about you?


About the Author

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Emma is the author of several books for children, including JESSICA HAGGERTHWAITE: WITCH DISPATCHER, for which she was nominated for the Branford Boase award, and the WILD THING series. As well as writing, she enjoys spending time working in schools and libraries.

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Blog Tour: Robyn Silver by Paula Harrison

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Robyn Silver by Paula Harrison

Hi guys!
Today is my stop on the Robyn Silver blog tour and I am here to tell you five reasons why I think you should definitely be reading this book!

But first, here’s some more information about the book!


Title: Robyn Silver: The Midnight Chimes
Author: Paula Harrison
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 1st September 2016
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Source:: Review Copy
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Summary:
Life was very ordinary for ten-year-old Robyn Silver. The often-ignored middle child in a big family, the most excitement she had was the dash to the dinner table to reach the last slice of pizza. Until… she begins to see creepy creatures around her town – creatures that are invisible to everyone else. And when her school is forced to decamp to mysterious Grimdean House and she meets its equally mysterious owner, Mr Cryptorum, Robyn finds herself catapulted headfirst into an extraordinary adventure – with more excitement than she could possibly have imagined. Be careful what you wish for…

Robyn Silver

One of the things I love about books is that the protagonist is strong and fun to read and this is definitely what happens in Robyn Silver: The Midnight Chimes. Robyn is full of life in this book. She’s brave, strong, and protective too. I loved her personality and the way she felt like she didn’t fit in with her family but would still do anything to protect her little sister. She was a very vibrant character that really carried this book.

Creepy Creatures

This book is full of creepy creatures that Robyn and her friends start seeing and suddenly have to start fighting. I loved all of the different creatures and how they were described. They all had very different personalities and reasons for existing and it was even more interesting that only a few select people could actually see them – like Robyn and her friends! I really liked that about this book.

The Friendship

To start off with, Robyn has her best friend Aiden by her side and it’s really wonderful that they can both see the creatures as it makes Robyn feel less alone. So when a third member joins them, I was worried that she would be excluded and made to feel left out but fortunately that doesn’t happen. Instead Robyn realizes that Nora with all her book smarts is very helpful and lovely and the trio work so well together. This in itself makes the book more interesting to read.

Adventure

There is an abundance of adventure in this book, which I absolutely loved. At first the trio are being trained by Mr Cryptorum and so there is an adult driving force behind the books but when things start to go wrong, it is up to the kids to settle the score and save the day. I loved how they did this and how it all came together. The adventure was fun and addictive and fascinating all rolled together – a perfect combination for a children’s books! I’m sure all the kids will love it!

Writing Style

What brings all of the above together though is the writing style. I have to admit I’ve never actually read a book by Paula Harrison before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can safely say that I will be reading more of her books from now on! The writing style was easy to read, addictive, and fun. Definitely my kind of book! Overall The Midnight Chimes was a fascinating read and it was a brilliant beginning to what looks to be a wonderful series. I cannot wait to see what will happen next!

Four Stars

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **


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