I have spoken in previous reviews about how much I flipping love these books. And I'd been saving this one because I knew it would be a fun, relaxing, enjoyable read for when things were getting rough. I struggled with February and March this year, more than I anticipated, so I thought "Aha! Break glass and administer Hollowpox."
Much like Nevermoor, this book took me longer to read than it should have done. I also actually now have two copies - I initially decided to wait for the paperback release because my copy of book one is a paperback proof, but as I adored this so much, I ordered the hardback copy of book three, and that's when I discovered the hardbacks for this series are works of ART. Beautiful bright endpapers, printed and foiled cover under the dustjacket... So I will be keeping the hardbacks in future.
Coming back to Malory Towers a good few months after reading the first one, I was ready and braced for more decent Darrell/Mary-Lou shipping. I was delighted by that unexpected twist when I read the first book, however there wasn't actually a huge amount in book two.
Author: Enid Blyton (website) UK Publisher: Hachette Children's Group Genre: Children's books Darrell Rivers is off to boarding school for the first time. She quickly settles down and makes new friends, including the clever and mischievous Alicia, who delights the form with her practical jokes. But the first term is not all fun and Darrell has … Continue reading REVISITED: First Term At Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
Author: Gail Carson Levine (website) UK Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Genre: Children's books, fantasy, fairy tale retellings Buy Now: paperback How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse? At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift--the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot … Continue reading REVISITED: Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine