Friday, 14 December 2012

Book Review: The Abigale Chronicles #1 - Jo Michaels

Synopsis - Abigale Fontenot is a twelve year old girl living in West Bluff, Louisiana,  who believes she is perfectly ordinary.  When she is threatened by a bully on her way to school one day, what happens causes Abigale to begin a new journey, she has to ask herself, "Is it real or is it all just a dream?".  As Abigale learns in Book One, things are rarely exactly as they seem.  Friendships are formed with unlikely people: a wizened old woman and Abigale's arch nemesis, Emmett.  With their help Abigale learns that she is far from ordinary.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - This is the first book of a series, Books 2 and 3 are also available.  Book One is a short story.  This book introduces our main character Abigale and her sworn enemy Emmett, at the end of the story we get to know more about the old woman.  Although Abigale's character is developed reasonably well, I would like to know more about her parents who are also introduced and why Abigale and Emmett are enemies.  We learn that they were friends and Emmett spent a lot of time playing with Abigale in her home when they were small.  Kristy is Abigale's friend but apart from a brief introduction in the beginning, we don't get to see her again in this book.  I did feel a little short changed as I thought the storyline could have been developed a bit more into a longer book.  However, it did work out and I liked the ending, which leaves the reader ready for the next instalment.  3*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B0088YNQTW
Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1477489031

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