Today, I'm going to review Sealed with a Secret by Lisa Schroeder.
Series: Don't ask me what the series is called, but My Secret Guide to Paris is the first book.
Age group: 9 - 12
Page count: 224 pages
Expected publication: May 10, 2016
Summary from Amazon:
When Phoebe finds a beautiful antique at a flea market, she's not sure whether it's as valuable as it looks. But inside she discovers something truly amazing a letter written during World War II, from a young girl to her sister who's been evacuated from London. The letter includes a "spell" for bringing people closer together: a list of clues leading all through the city. Each stop along the way adds up to magic.
Phoebe is stunned. Not only has she found a priceless piece of history, the letter is exactly what she needs -- she's also separated from her sister, though not by distance. Alice leaves for university soon, but in the meantime, she wants nothing to do with Phoebe. They used to be so close. Now that Phoebe has this magical list, maybe she can fix everything! That is, unless she accidentally makes everything worse instead...
From the author of "My Secret Guide to Paris" comes an unforgettable trip through London, with secret treasures around every corner!
I'd also like to thank Rosi Hollinbeck for introducing me to this series. Rosi is a blogger and you can find her on her website by clicking on the button below (I know, first link, the big question is, does it work?).
- Everybody experiences disagreements with their siblings. Even though she and her sister aren't very close anymore, Phoebe still wants to be friends! It's a wonderful plot.
- We get to travel around London! Instead of visiting common places like Big Ben or Westminster Abbey, we visit places not many people hear of but are still fun!
- At the start of each chapter, we are introduced to a new English word. Some of them I knew, but most of them I didn't. For example, the word dishy. I thought that it had to do with washing the dishes. In reality, it means good-looking. For example, doesn't the cover look dishy?
I give this book a seven out of ten! We are given a very real thing that happens in people's lives, and it ends up resolved very nicely!
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Since we're talking about Lisa Schroeder, her most previous book The Girl in the Tower was released on March 29, which was last Tuesday!
Since I'll be missing next week, I'll fill you in on some extra details...
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis, author of Kat, Incorrigible comes out on April 12! Please note it is YA. Plus, if you pre-order it you can enter a giveaway on her website!