I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Egmont Pages: 212
Buy on Amazon
Meet Amelia Fang.
She loves playing Goblin Tag, and cuddling her pet pumpkin, Squashy. She hates going to her mum and dad's boring Barbaric Ball. Oh, and one more thing - Amelia is a vampire.
When the spoilt prince of Nocturnia captures Squashy, Amelia must plan a daring rescue. But things in the Kingdom of the Dark may not be all they seem...
Join Amelia on her first abominable adventure. She won't bite!
Here is what I thought
Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball is a cute but slightly silly book that I think young readers will enjoy!
Amelia is a vampire and her parents always put on the Barbaric Ball. Amelia doesn’t want to go because she is always bored as there are no kids, but this year the King is coming and bringing his boy. Amelia thinks this is going to be great till she meets prince Tangine and finds out what a spoiled brat he is and then he steals her pet pumpkin Squashy. Amelia and her friends Florence, a rare breed of Yeti and Grimaldi, a young grim reaper (who take care of small animal deaths), try to figure out how to get Squashy back.
I really liked the story despite thinking sometimes it was over the top silly, but I know that kids will like it. It had silly food names, etc which I know they will love. It also has a good storyline and as Amelia learns more about Tangine she comes to understand why he acts the way he does not that it excuses him but it’s easier to try and like him. This story leaves you wondering what is going to happen in the next story so I was glad I had it to read.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis by Laura Ellen Anderson
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Egmont Pages: 240
Buy on Amazon
Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you'll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine's missing mother, Queen Fairyweather.
But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies?
Join Amelia on her latest adventure. She won't bite!
Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis was just as fun and silly as the first one so I am sure young readers will have fun with it!
Amelia and her friends are off on an adventure as they are going to Glitteropolis which is in the Creature of the Light section and so they have to dress up like creatures of light to disguise themselves so they blend in. Creatures of the Dark have always been afraid of Creatures of the Light so they are a little leery about going but it’s important they try and find Tangine’s mother.
They get into some interesting trouble along the way and learn a lot of about the creatures of light in the process and meet some sinister unicorn villains. I really like Amelia and her friends and some of the other characters we meet along the way.
Overall, I really liked both book one and two of this series and see there are a couple more and hope to someday try them. Even if they are a little over the top silly for adults they are still fun. I am pretty sure girls and boys alike will enjoy these books!