Stranger Days on Peculair Hill by Grimly Darkwood
Format: Paperback (Review Copy)
Source: Sent to me by the author
Publisher: Journey Fiction
Genres: Children’s Fiction, Fantasy, Magical
Publication Date: 1st December 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“The sequel to ‘The Shop on Peculiar Hill’.
Peter returns to the Vale of Strange with his new friend Mala, hoping to find her father, the hapless explorer Augustus Flipper, who has disappeared in a sudden outbreak of strangeness. Peter and Mala have to grapple with a number of difficult questions. Why is the unpleasant Percival Crow building a swimming pool even though he never takes a swim? Why have the mysterious four-foot-high bearded Australians taken against Uncle Bob? And what has produced the lights in the sky and the multicoloured bubbles of strangeness all across Mala’s lawn? Peter suspects that something big is happening here, but the most important question is this: will the reluctant Amanda decide to help them after all?”
My Thoughts & Review
Firstly I would like to start by thanking Grimly Darkwood for sending me a review copy of the sequel to ‘The Shop On Peculiar Hill’. As you may remember last year I read and reviewed the first book and absolutely loved it. I was super excited when Mr Darkwood contacted me to say the second book was coming out and wanted to send me copy. I couldn’t wait. I picked it up earlier this month and I wasn’t disappointed.
In Stranger Days On Peculiar Hill, we continue to follow Peter and Amanda on another strange adventure, that will keep you entertained and wanting more. Along with some of the familiar characters like Uncle Bob and Aunt Maggie from the first book, we are also introduced to some new ones, which I found to be interesting yet, just as peculiar in their own way.
Once again the plot was very unique and originally and it was really well written. The pacing was perfect for me.
Although this series is aimed for readers aged 8 plus, I did start reading it with my 5 year old nephew. He loved all the silliness and the strange creatures.
Another fab book. If you’re looking for a quick read with lots of strange adventures I highly recommend this one, and it really doesn’t matter what age you are.
Can’t wait to see what Mr Darkwood has in store for us next.
You can find our more about the author and read more reviews from other readers by visiting Grimly Darkwoods blog, which you can find here.
You can also read my review for the first book The Shop On Peculiar Hill here
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.
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