I received the House of Hidden Wonders ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from Little Tiger Press in exchange for an honest review.
House of Hidden Wonders Information
Author: Sharon Gosling
Cover Illustrated by: Hannah Peck
Published: 2nd April 2020
Publisher: Little Tiger Group
Age: 8-12 years.
House of Hidden Wonders Summary
Zinnie and her sisters live in the murky tunnels beneath Edinburgh’s Old Town. They keep out of the way of the authorities and remain undetected. Until, that is, rumours of a ghost bring unwanted visitors into the caverns they call home. Among them, a young Arthur Conan Doyle, keen to investigate, and MacDuff, the shady owner of Edinburgh’s newest attraction, the House of Wonders.
Caught up in a world of intrigue and adventure, Zinnie seeks answers. But how can she discover what secrets lie in the House of Wonders while also protecting the sisters she holds so dear?
A thrilling, fast paced historical Middle Grade adventure set in the tunnels beneath Victorian Edinburgh. Featuring prominent historical figures Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland’s first female doctor. The House of Hidden Wonders celebrates female ingenuity and bravery.
House of Hidden Wonders Review
My Rating of House of Hidden Wonders is 5 Stars!
I loved this book from the beginning right through until the end. It is fast-paced, intriguing and sucks you into Zinnie’s world from the start. Zinnie is a very likeable protagonist who is a strong female lead. She is caring for her sisters, resourceful and very logical. She battles with being seen as a little girl when she is very capable and able to see things in a clear way that only children can.
Zinnie is like a young Sherlock Holmes, solving a mystery and being brilliantly kind and caring at the same time. She is fiercely loyal and will protect her sisters until the very end. This book shows that through determination and spirit you can change your life.
There are so many strong characters in this story, all strong in different ways. There is someone for everyone. If you’re looking for a fast-paced adventure mystery story, this should be top of your list.
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