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Alice Parker #1
on 18 August 2013
This book is good but I just couldn't love it no matter how hard I tried. The world described was magical and even though the Finwip's sounded amazing, this type of fantasy character just didn't interest me at all. I enjoyed the characters and it was refreshing to see a friendship between girls that didn't rely on both of them being so damn nice.
While this book is aimed at kids and I understand that you won't get a complex plot, I felt that not a lot actually happened in it. It's short, which could be part of the reason, but we only get one real 'exciting' scene at the end which was really fantastic but the rest of it suffered from first-book-syndrome. The awful side effects include having to explain every single concept and build an entire new world and try not to really really bore the audience. I thought Palmer done a fine job with this but because of the length of the book it meant there was no room for other exciting scenes.
I would recommend this but I wouldn't compare it to other more exciting kids series on the market, it's nothing like them (whether that's a good or bad thing - you decide).