‘Brightstorm’ by Vashti Hardy

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Twins Arthur and Maudie receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. Not only that, but he has been accused of trying to steal fuel from his competitors before he died! The twins don’t believe the news, and they answer an ad to help crew a new exploration attempt in the hope of learning the truth and salvaging their family’s reputation. As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?

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I was recently on Twitter discussing with some other bloggers how hard it is to write reviews of books you love.  I find them so hard, because I literally just want to yell, “This book is awesome! I love it and you’ll love it and you need to buy it and read it now!”  And that brings me smoothly into this review, for which I want to say all of the above.

‘Brightstorm’ is a brilliant MG adventure story.  I loved the characters, from the twins to their captain Harriet and even the dastardly villains intent on beating them.  The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and I was honestly hooked until the last page.

This is a debut novel and I am so eager to read more from the lovely Vashti Hardy!

Many thanks to Vashti Hardy and Scholastic for an advanced proof of this book.  This was my honest opinion.

Have you read ‘Brightstorm’? I’d love to know what you thought, so please get in touch below or on Twitter (@myatticlibrary) 

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