on 24 February 2014
This is the fourth book in the Alice Parker's Adventures for children. I loved it!
Alice Parker is a fantastic character! She is a very special girl. She is a Finwip (a descendant of fairies), and the only Finwip able to fly. Her abilities and powers are growing, but when she starts hearing pigeons talking to her, even she thinks she is going crazy! I loved this girl when I first met her in the first book, Alice Parker's Metamorphosis. But, I am absolutely in awe of how this character has grown in each book. She has gained confidence each time she has had to face a difficult challenge. However, this may be the strangest challenge yet!
This is a fantastic continuation of the series! I have wanted to read this book for a while. The Finwips are a fascinating group of people. They have many different and unique abilities that range from invisibility to super sensitive hearing. Alice finds herself embroiled in another exciting adventure that had me sitting on the edge of the seat! She is convinced that she must be going crazy, because she keeps hearing voices, and a pigeon seems to be following her all over London. The suspense and mystery kept me hooked. There is even a re-appearance of an old enemy. However, things are not what they seem and when all is revealed, I was completely surprised! This is a fast paced, action packed adventure that will keep children from the ages of 9-13 completely engrossed! In fact, I struggled to put it down myself! There are several twists and turns that had me guessing, and I was even in tears at one point. I have no idea when the next book will be available, but I would love to read it as soon as it's released!
Nicola Palmer has written an amazing children's series that is enchanting, exciting and all round good fun! Her writing style is fast paced, but easy enough for youngsters to read and follow. She is one of my favourite children's book authors!
I highly recommend this book (and series) to children and adults alike! - Lynn Worton
on 20 March 2013
I love this series and already can't wait for the next. This book was a quick, light read and highly enjoyable even as an adult. It doesn't get bogged down in details or with background characters keeping the story simple and easy to follow, since it is aimed at children I consider it to be perfect (even for those who can only claim to be children at heart).
Once again trouble has hit the Parker family, it's the last thing they need after revealing their secret to their parents at the end of the last book, who are still struggling to come to terms with the news. Alice is due to fill in for a friends sister at a concert in London but shortly before they are due to leave part of Alice's inheritance from her Grandfather's Aunt Jennifer has been stolen by a member of the local Sinwip family, the Parker family's nemesis'. They travel to London anyway in preparation for playing at the concert, and that's when the adventure starts.