Author: Holly Webb
Published by: Scholastic
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
My first impression of this book was that it looked like it would be very predictable, and maybe aimed at much younger children than me. But I was surprised and amazed - this novel was really, really good!
I was gripped from page one. The characters had obviously been well thought about by the author, and so had the story line. It wasn't very realistic, but that's what I liked about it! There were a few very unexpected but pleasant twists to this story, which made you want to keep reading.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous. It's very simple, and I love the curly writing and the shiny stars. It looks mysterious, magical and marvellous - perfect! It makes you want to just....grab it. If I saw this in a shop, I would definitely pick it up and perhaps even buy it!
This definitely wasn't any ordinary novel - it was a gripping, on the edge-of-your-seat, what-happens-next book! I give this book 5/5 and recommend it for readers aged 10+. Holly Webb is an amazingly fantastic author and I can't wait to read her next book in the ROSE series which is called Rose And The Lost Princess and came out in February. Holly Webb - you rock, and you're now one of my new favourite authors!