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Review: ‘Snort and Wobbles’ by Will Macmillan Jones

Genre: Fantasy (children’s)
Length: 67 pages.

I have awarded this children’s short story 5 stars.

Summary: Wobbles (real name Lisa) is obsessed with dragons. So, when she meets a real life Dragon (Snort) at the bottom of her garden, she is extremely happy and excited, finding it really hard to keep it a secret! When her brother goes missing though, she knows that she needs to ask her new found friend for help. Will they rescue Jeremy?

Review: I found this story really fun to read! Well written and with easy to follow language, I can see it being a hit with children for generations to come! I even read it to my brother (aged 8) and he loved it! Plan to read it to my cousins next.

This story reads just like a tale a young child would tell you, with enough truth to make it believable, but enough craziness to make it sound like the workings of a child’s mind. The illustrations were a lovely touch, too. Highly recommended!

★★★★★ – a well written, easy to follow children’s story, with lovely illustrations. I will definitely be buying the paperback when it’s available!

Where to buy:
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon US (Kindle)

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Review: ‘Alloria’ by David Staniforth

Alloria new xsmallGenre: Fantasy (Children’s / Young Adult)
Length: 347 pages.

I have awarded this book 5 stars.

Summary: Having found out on her tenth birthday that her parents aren’t really her parents, and she was found in their cellar wearing a magic amulet and carrying a doll, Alloria is desperate to find out who she really is. Realising that her amulet opens a portal into another world, right there in the cellar, she and her best friend Nathan enter in search of answers. They end up finding out more than they could ever have imagined!

Review: I really enjoyed reading this. Although technically a children’s story, it would definitely appeal to all ages. The story was interesting throughout, made even more so by the twists and turns. The characters were also well written and well developed (my favourite character has to be Bainberry, due to his loyalty). I also enjoyed learning about Alloria’s background along with her.

I found the story to be written in a thought-provoking and engaging way, with an easy to follow style. The situations that Alloria and Nathan found themselves in were interesting and had me wondering how they would get themselves out of them. The information about magic and the other worlds were also interesting and gave the story good depth. I would definitely recommend this, and can’t wait for the next Alloria story.

★★★★★ – Well written, interesting and would appeal to all ages. Highly recommended!

Where to buy:
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon US (Kindle)