Books we are loving – April 2020

The Clockwork Crow – Catherine Fisher

Seren Rhys is on her way to a new life at Plas-y Fran when a stranger entrusts her with a newspaper parcel before fleeing the empty train station. When Seren finally arrives at Plas-y Fran, the happy family Christmas she had hoped for becomes a strange and dangerous mystery only she can solve. Will the newspaper parcel come in handy?

Armed with a little magic of her own, Seren sets off on an adventure to face the Tylwyth Teg and bring her foster family back together.

The Velet Fox – Catherine Fisher

Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran, but as autumn arrives, it brings with it a mysterious new governess who threaten’s Seren’s new found happiness. She’s certain the Tylwyth Teg are on her turf now. Seren calls on an old friend to help her. But will he reach her in time?

Catherine Fisher is an award winning poet and children’s author. Her prose are evocative and economical; read: you’ll be utterly transported but it’ll be brief! And that’s lucky, because these books verge on horror stories, but only just. Children as young as seven will dig their fingernails into their palms in anticipation but they won’t have nightmares at night.

This series had us throwing planned work to the wind as every chapter left us wanting, needing, to read more and now! The third story, The Midnight Swan, is due out in October and we can hardly wait.

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