By Sharon Harvey : Posted 25th April 2017
Well I’ve got to say I was very surprised by this book.
I’ve not read a kids book, well young adults I believe is the correct terminology these days, since my teens a zillion years ago when the famous five was my favourite read.
However I took the chance I started to read the book and was pleasantly surprised and shocked by my enjoyment of it.
It actually reminded me of the famous five with the five kids going on an adventure, and then some with a bit of the A team, Charmed and The Woman in Black mixed in for good measures.
The only setback for me was the beginning with the pirates story telling of the treasure. I wasn’t keen on that but had to read it to understand where the rest of the story originated from.
On completion of the book, I had found myself, not wanting to put the book down and having a laugh in some places at the added humour in the book. There were quite a few characters in it, which did confuse me somewhat, to the extent I had to write down who was who so I could revert back to them and did wonder if they were needed as were the length of the book but after much consideration I came to the conclusion it probably was.
I don’t want to spoil the ending for any impending reader but I did wrestle whether I agreed with the ending as it turned out…
As I said I had a few gripes here and there and if you are still not sure, just think this way, as I said above, I have not read a YA book for years, and was very unsure of reading it but I enjoyed it….So what does that tell you?
Even though I had a few gripes it was not enough to alter my rating of it which is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As always, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my review – let me know in the comments below!