Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

Cover image for The crooked sixpenceWhile Ivy and Seb are staying with their grandmother while their parents travel for work, they are suddenly thrown into the world of the "uncommoners", people who can feel the magic in random everyday objects.  They attend an "uncommon" market day and soon come to find out that their family has a sordid past and that the actions of their ancestors have put them at risk in this new world.  Ivy and Seb work with a few new friends to learn the truth about their family's past as they try to defeat the dark forces within the Uncommon government.

I ended up listening to this in two pieces.  I listened to the first half about 2 months ago, and then ran out of time.  Then I had to put the book on hold, etc, and finally got to listen to the second half.  That might be the reason I found the story a bit confusing. There were a lot of characters and a lot of locations. The whole book the main characters were rushing about getting themselves in different predicament, and then escaping from them. The hole book was long on action and adventure, but short on actual plot and character development.  It was an Ok middle grade fiction, but certainly not something I am rushing to recommend to everyone I meet.

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