Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 31st January, 2018

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – The Eye of the North by Sinéad O’Hart

#fantasy #children’s

When Emmeline’s scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself heading for a safe house, where allies have pledged to protect her. But along the way, she is kidnapped by the villainous Doctor Siegfried Bauer, who is bound for the ice fields of Greenland. There he hopes to summon a mystical creature from the depths of the ancient glaciers, a creature said to be so powerful that whoever controls it can control the world.

I did really well with my reading challenge last year – but failed dismally in my attempt to read more children’s and YA fiction, so I’m trying to ensure I read more Netgalley arcs aimed at youngsters. I rather liked the sound of this one – and if it looks promising, maybe I can recommend it to the granddaughter. This edition is due out on 8th February.

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30 responses »

    • I am always pleasantly surprised at the sheer quality of the writing in many children’s books – and being an ex-primary school teacher, tucking into children’s books is a prevailing habit which I really enjoy.

  1. WOWZA!!! How had I not heard of this one before? Answer: I don’t read much middle-grade fiction. And I’m thinking that I really should! (And BTW, your granddaughter is SO lucky to have such a cool grandma!!) This one certainly looks GREAT!! Well, thanks for putting this book on my radar, Sarah! I’m adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away!! 🙂 🙂

    Hope you’re having a FAB week!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Maria:). I’m hoping it’s a good ‘un and shall be reviewing it in due course. And I hope that your week is covered in rainbow sprinkles – without the rain!:)

    • It does, doesn’t it? Yes – I want to read more children’s books this year. I hope you manage to read some great books – I’ll be reviewing this one in due course:)

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