Thank You very much to the publisher – Stripes Publishing for the review copy.
Genre: Children’s Fiction (8-12 Years)
Release date: 01 04 2021
Price*: Kindle £N/A (GBP)/ Paperback £5.75 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Paperback $12.33 (USD)
Pages: ~ 256
My rating: Really liked it.
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What I learned from this book: That old houses are full of character.
Description of the book: When a new family moves to the village, Zaiba is intrigued to hear about the strange happenings in their home. Things go missing, objects are smashed and unfriendly messages are painted on the walls. There have always been rumours that the house is haunted, but is a ghost really causing all this trouble? Zaiba and her team are convinced that the culprit is very much alive – and won’t stop until they get what they want…
How this book made me feel: Ohh, I do like a bit of Zaiba! She is super cool. 🙂 And this time she is investigating ghosts in an old house! Intriguing from the first page!
The protagonist in this book is Zaiba, and this story is told from her perspective. She is an absolute super detective. This time, her crew is investigating ghost activity in her friend’s house, which is filled with secret passages and rooms. The book has some new characters added in this story, and I love when Zaiba is in such an intriguing environment because her team can really shine and show their amazing teamwork.
I loved the way the author portrayed their adventures. She used this setting perfectly. The story is filled with mystery, fear and unexpected discoveries. I really liked the teamwork and their way of thinking. The chapters of the book have decent length and it did not leave me bored. I really liked the ending of this book, I think it rounded the story very well. The illustrations were amazing and it is a great addition to the book. 🙂
So, to conclude, if you haven’t read Zaiba’s series, you should definitely give it try. The books are perfect for children who are interested in mysteries. They have very fun activities at the end of the book and they are very enjoyable indeed. Like always, this book has diverse and fun characters as well as a great mystery to solve. Even though it is a part of a series, but it can be easily read as a stand-alone. I hope you will give it a go and would like it as much as I did.
Thank You for Your time!<3
About the author: Annabelle Sami is a writer and performer. She grew up next to the sea on the south coast of the UK and then moved to London, where she now lives. She studied English Literature and Drama and undertook an MA in English Literature at Queen Mary University. When she isn’t writing she enjoys playing saxophone in a band with her friends, performing live art and swimming in the sea.
Twitter: @annabellesami / Instagram: @annabellesamibooks
Daniela Sosa is originally from Romania, but now lives in Cambridge and is completing a master’s degree in children’s book illustrations at the Cambridge School of Art. She loves to travel, which is where she gets a lot of her inspiration from.
Website: https://danielasosa.com / Facebook: @dana.illustrations / Instagram: @daniela.illustrations
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