I received this book in a large packet of Middle Grade books in exchange for an honest review, and honestly it’s taken me ages to write this review as I’ve been so slow in my reading over the last year and a bit.
This is the first in a cracking series from Simon and Cherie, and really sets the background for the rest of the books to come.
Beatrix has lived in the palace all her life (she believes) and if she ever leaves she will get eaten or fall off the edge of the world (she’s been told).
A great little adventure where Beatrix gradually discovers lots of different things about her background and why she’s never allowed to leave it. Full of a great cast of characters, especially Dog, this is well-written and cracks along at a really good pace with some great twists and turns.
Full of great illustrations from Cherie Zamazing that really bring the story to life and add to the overall humour of the book, one of my favourites is the door to The Hunting Lodge, really creepy.
An excellent start to a great series, full of fun and imagination.
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