Length: 228 Pages
Date Published: July 20, 2020
One tiny discovery can have enormous consequences…
Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes it’s in the shape of a tiny fairy door.
Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery, Octavia discovers her family are hiding not ONE but TWO life-changing secrets.
Why is her mother searching for an elusive flower? And does she have what it takes to reunite her fractured family?
Octavia’s certain the answers lie behind the fairy door, if only she could just find the key…
Bravery, secrets & magic intertwine in this fantastical adventure
Just a mini review from me on this tour, folks. A full review will be coming – likely once all the BBNYA competitions are out of the way!
I honestly wasn’t overly fussed on this one, but it did have its charms, so today I’ll be focusing on the positives. (Again, full review soon, containing my full feelings!)
Octavia Bloom has its charms, most notably in the protagonist. Octavia is only 10 years old, but she faces the challenges and mysteries thrown at her bravely. She’s a sweet kid, who just wants the people around her to be happy, but also seeks out adventure. She is excited and overwhelmed once she goes through the door, and Tudor does a great job of portraying this all through the child’s eyes. There are some lovely moments between Octavia and her sister, and the mystery of what, exactly, is going on with her parents and family keeps the reader guessing. It’s a cute book, adorable in its own ways, and maybe one to consider for younger readers.
Don’t forget to check out the other review posts on the tour!
About the Author
When not searching the backs of wardrobes for Narnia, the bottom of the garden for fairies or exploring yet another Castle, Estelle can be found with her nose in a book or a pen in her hand.
Having previously worked at Cardiff Castle, she now writes full time while looking after her four children.
She lives on the beautiful South Wales coast with her husband, children and crazy dog.
I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.
BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website http://www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.
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