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WWW Wednesday – 2

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading – swing by there if you want to join in…Anyway – back to WWW Wednesday…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?
I am about 10% into Shadowland by CM Gray – loving the olde worlde Aurthurian-style setting and its really well written. The only thing I find odd about Kindle reading is saying things like ‘I’m 10% in rather than – on page 94’ 🙂
What did you recently finish reading?
I read Bites by Ninfa Hayes this weekend and Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis – both were good, especially liked Demonica short story in Bites. 
What do you think you’ll read next?
Well I’ve started The Passage but ignored it for a week or so now – it’s just so big it’s putting me off! 🙂 Just got The Outsiders through from Amazon for the classic YA read in April on one of the Goodreads groups, so will probably try that.
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Just Finished…Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis

Thanks to author Nicola Palmer for providing me a copy of Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis this week. I’ve really enjoyed reading this fun, fantasy story about feisty thirteen-year-old Alice.

This is a really well-written book, perfect for the target ‘middle grade’ audience of 7+, with strong, defined characters who are both funny and believable. The relationships in the story feel genuine, especially between Alice, her brother and best friend. I really enjoyed the early scene-setting at Alice’s school – certainly brought back some memories 🙂 – and once you get the big reveal about Alice’s recent issues, the story transitions to an action-mystery.

Nicola Palmer is a great writer for children and this is a good debut. Alice Parker’s story is well-constructed with interesting twists and turns, great description and enjoyable characters. Overall, I’m sure this will appeal to a range of readers. Rating: 4*

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Thirteen-year-old Alice Parker knows something isn’t right. Aches and pains have started, she hardly sleeps and her craving for fruit is out of control. Suddenly she is top of the class in every subject. Feeling at odds with the world and being bullied by the ‘coven’ at school, Alice can’t take much more. Only when she collapses and experiences a life-changing transformation does she learn why she is different. But with this new identity comes responsibility and Alice isn’t convinced she can rise to the challenge. She just wants to be normal! The fact is she’s anything but.

Forgotten tales of a magical society are catapulted into the daily life of strong, memorable female characters who readers will grow to love. An intriguing blend of realism, suspense and fantasy, a must-read for girls of 7+.