Title: Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key
Author: Estelle Grace Tudor
Publication Date: July 20, 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Number of Pages: 228 Pages
Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes it’s in the shape of a tiny fairy door.
Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery, Octavia discovers her family are hiding not ONE but TWO life-changing secrets.
Why is her mother searching for an elusive flower? And does she have what it takes to reunite her fractured family?
Octavia’s certain the answers lie behind the fairy door, if only she could just find the key…
Bravery, secrets & magic intertwine in this fantastical adventure.
I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by The Write Reads Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased, and honest.
This book was such a cute, magical, and quick read, which made it an absolute treat to dive into.
Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key is a magical middle-grade story that features a portal to a magical world, a magical world that needs to be saved, and a bunch of strong female characters who are ready to save the day.
I liked the characters in this book. Octavia Bloom is so curious, and I loved her determination. I also liked her sister and cousins, and I was excited to find out that all of these characters have their own books in the series, which I’m definitely hoping to check out. I also loved how important family is in this book, and I’m looking forward to learning more about the Bloom family when I read the rest of this series
I also liked how magical this book is. Fairyland sounds like a magical place, and I would love to visit it someday. I liked the battle of good versus evil, even if it was a bit cliché. I liked the animals in this world; I also liked that flowers played an important role in the storyline in this book.
There were parts of this book that felt a bit rushed, and I found myself rereading some parts to make sure I didn’t miss anything because it felt like the story jumped. I think this book could have been a little bit longer, just to provide a bit more transition between scenes.
I loved how quick of a read this was. It’s definitely the kind of book you can read in one sitting, and it was enjoyable enough that I could have easily binged the entire series in a weekend.
Overall, if you like magical middle-grade stories, you should check out this book. It’s full of adventure, and it’s a great way to spend the afternoon.
Rating: 3.5 Stars!
Having previously worked at Cardiff Castle, she now writes full time while looking after her four children.
She lives on the beautiful South Wales coast with her husband, children and crazy dog.
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