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Kiwi and the missing Magic (Kiwi series) by Vickie Johnstone


Kiwi and the Missing MagicKiwi and the Missing Magic by Vickie Johnstone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kiwi’s gang is back in full force! Vickie has again created a huge fun-filled adventure for us to follow, and I loved every bit of it. All the characters of the previous story are back with a few new characters. The list of new characters includes Kiwi’s mother Moogie who seems to be quite influential in Cat City and a giant mouse named Whiskers (I run away when I see a tiny mouse, I don’t know what I’d do if I saw a giant one!).

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Kiwi in Cat City by Vickie Johnstone Review


Kiwi in Cat CityKiwi in Cat City by Vickie Johnstone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who would have thought that I could read and enjoy a book written mainly for children! This is one book that will hold the attention of the most fidgety child and captivate and entertain them.

The ‘Kiwi’ series by author Vickie Johnstone revolves around Amy and James, two young children who own a cat named Kiwi. One night, as they see their cat outside staring at the moon, they go down and start following her, until she disappears in a cloud of purple smoke! As she returns and starts talking (Of course, a talking cat, this is a children’s book after all), she instructs the kids to do to mimic her and suddenly they find themselves turned into kittens and this is where their adventure begins.

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Lokant by Charlotte E. English Review


Lokant (Draykon Series)Lokant by Charlotte E. English

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lokant is the second book in the Draykon series and it is a fine sequel to the first one. I had reviewed the first book, ‘Draykon’ earlier here. As hoped for and expected, the second book continues with the story of Llandry, with all other characters making an appearance as well. There are a plethora of new characters, who add completely new dimensions to the story.

After reading the first book, I had built up in my head, a direction the story would take. I have to say that the story moved in a completely different but equally nice direction compared to what I had imagined. The book definitely moved into science fiction territory, which I love. SF and fantasy are my two favourite genres and any combination is always welcome (The SF parts are not overwhelming or unbelievable and are credible enough to go down smoothly with the reader). This book really expands the stage on which the story is played out. We find that the three conjoined worlds in the previous book are just a small part of what is really happening. This, at first seemed to me, to be an unusual twist which I could not really digest. But as the story moved forward and things became a little clearer, the roles of everyone in the story became a lot more defined and that is where the fun began.

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Interview with the author of ‘Draykon’, Charlotte E. English


I have previously reviewed ‘Draykon’ (You can find my review here). Today, I welcome Charlotte E. English, author of Draykon, who has agreed to answer some of my questions. Just a note: The second book in the Draykon series is out today. So be sure to check it out. Now, lets begin with the interview:

Charlotte E. English 

Describe your book? What genre do you consider your book?

Draykon is a mixture of the fantasy and mystery genres. It’s a mystery/suspense story set in a high fantasy world; the events that occur include some traditional elements of the mystery genre (murders, thefts, investigations) and some fantasy elements (an alternative world, fantastic creatures, magic and dragons!).

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Draykon by Charlotte E. English Review


Draykon (Draykon Series, #1)Draykon by Charlotte E. English

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Recommended for: Lovers of both fantasy and mystery. This one starts as a mystery and turns into an all out fantasy!

Draykon is a story which revolves around a girl named Llandry. She is portrayed as being extremely socially awkward to the extent that she starts having panic attacks when she is among anything resembling a gathering. Llandry is a jewellery maker and is relatively unknown until she stumbles across a new stone which she calls Istore. This stone makes here instantly famous as the stone captures the imagination of the world and becomes the most sought after piece of jewellery after Eva is seen wearing it.

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