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Friday, 22 July 2016

The Other Alice Review

A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and the power of imagination from the award-winning author of The Thirteen Treasures Sequence. 

Michelle Harrison is a full time author who lives in Essex. Her fist novel, The Thirteen treasures won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. It was then followed by The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets. Since then Michelle has written Unrest, A ghost story for older readers and One Wish, a prequel to the thirteen books. The other Alice is her sixth novel. 

What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? Well, this is a story about one of those stories...

Midge loves riddles, his cat Twitch and most of all... stories. Especially because he's grown up being read to by his sister Alice who is a brilliant writer.  

Alice has has a belief about her stories, She should never leave a tale unfinished. If she does, she knows from experience that something extraordinary happens..... The characters step off the page and into the real world, sounds fun right?

However when sister goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice's stories for a clues. When he come across her secret book he finds two of its characters wandering around town. He soon discovers that it is much more than just a story. 

Every tale as it's villains and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story end and find Alice. If they Fail, A more sinister finale threatens them all.....

I started by reading this book with Taylor, though he didn't really seem to be into it. unfortunately over the past few weeks i haven't had a lot of time time to read so I'm not even half way though it yet. However i am loving it, I love the darkest of the book and how it keeps me on the edge of my seat. Its very imaginative and it is a great concept of having a book within another book. I can't wait to get to then end and see what going to happen and how Midge finds Alice.  

Have you read any of Michelle Harrison books? Will you be purchasing The Other Alice?

Thanks for reading 
With Love

    1 comment

    1. Ooh sounds like a great storyline, will have to look out for this x


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