Tompkin’s School: 4 stars.
This is a really good story with lots of twists and turns, some of which are absolutely heart-stopping. It’s the story of Izara and her journey of discovery of truth about herself and her twin brother, Kain, as they confront a world they had never dreamed of.
The story has some incredibly dark moments, so I’d recommend it for an audience of 16+ years of age, but it also has strong elements of hope despite the odds.
The characters are relatable and very engaging. As a reader, I didn’t always like Izara or Kain, but that actually made them more believable and intriguing.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the number of regular typos in the text, which I found annoying: they didn’t really detract from the story at all, but I am a stickler for those things, and I did find it distracting.
The book ended on a cliffhanger, so it wasn’t satisfying in the sense of getting answers or resolution, but it definitely whets the appetite for the next instalment!
I want more of Tompkin’s Academy!
Tompkin’s School is available on Amazon.
‘In Passing’ by Tobie Hewitt: Five stars.
‘In Passing’ by Tobie Hewitt is a thought-provoking story that explores questions we often have about life, death, and how we find those soul mates we know we’re meant to be with. The characters are just gorgeous, and the struggles they face are ones that the reader can easily identify with.
This delightful book opens with one of the best opening lines I’ve read in a long time : “The air shimmered with a knowing beyond doubt.” That line really made me stop and think, and visualise scenes where this could have been the case. From that moment, I was fully engaged with the story and completely hooked by Tobie Hewitt’s writing.
I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a “what if?” story, and
for those who miss someone they’ve lost along the way.
‘In Passing’ is available on Amazon for kindle
This is a wonderful Australian story…
This is a wonderful Australian story for older kids, young adults and families.
‘Sealskin Coast’ is filled with engaging, delightful characters, especially Wallace. It’s delightful to be allowed into this world of possibilities, and it’s a privilege to share Wallace’s journey of hope and discovery.
I highly recommend this beautiful story.
Sealskin Coast is available on Amazon as a kindle edition.