Book Review and Giveaway: The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones

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Today and tomorrow I’m taking part in a blog tour for author Christine Brodien-Jones and her new book The Glass Puzzle. I thought it was fun to read, a great adventure for summer or anytime. Below you’ll find my review. Leave a comment about why you like adventure novels before midnight on Wednesday, July 31 for a chance to win a copy of The Glass Puzzle and two more Brodien-Jones middle grade books, The Owl Keeper and The Scorpion of Zahir (U.S. addresses only please). Check in again tomorrow when author Christine Brodien-Jones stops by to answer a few questions.Today and tomorrow I’m taking part in a blog tour for author Christine Brodien-Jones and her new book The Glass Puzzle. I thought it was fun to read, a great adventure for summer or anytime. Below you’ll find my review. Leave a comment about why you like adventure novels before midnight on Wednesday, July 31 for a chance to win a copy of The Glass Puzzle and two more Brodien-Jones middle grade books, The Owl Keeper and The Scorpion of Zahir (U.S. addresses only please). Check in again tomorrow when author Christine Brodien-Jones stops by to answer a few questions.

Book Review: The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones

The Glass Puzzle cover imageEvery summer Zoé travels from the U.S. to Tenby, Wales, to live with her grandfather and cousin Ian. Tenby is a small place where everyone is friendly and nothing much of interest seems to happen, and Zoé loves it. She especially loves the tales of long-ago pirates, the island of Wythernsea that sunk below the waves hundreds of years before, and the maze of dark tunnels that run beneath the city.

When she and Ian are 11, they stumble upon an adventure that has them fighting for the very life of Tenby. Along the way they’ll travel to another world, learn about the history of their city, make new friends and fend off strange creatures.

The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones is a rollicking good adventure tale that’s also full of fantasy. Tenby is a medieval town, and author Brodien-Jones brings its twisty streets and stone walls to life. It seems as though anything could happen in a town so richly steeped in Celtic history, even travel to other dimensions, secret identities, and magic.

While the narrative can be a little dark at times, it gives young readers aged 9 to 12 an action story full of imagination without being too frightening. The Glass Puzzle should be on the list of any young reader who likes a bit of history, a touch of mystery, and a lot of adventure.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks, Mother Daughter Book Club, for reviewing “The Glass Puzzle” ~ I’m thrilled that you liked my adventure-fantasy and are recommending it to young readers. Happy to be featured here today!

  2. […] I reviewed The Glass Puzzle (comment for a chance to win a copy) by Christine Brodien-Jones, and today I’m delighted to have her stop by and answer a few […]

  3. Thrills, adventure, daring deeds! What’s not to like? Adventure stories take us to new places and test our mettle. Can we figure out a solution to whatever problem has arisen? Can we marshal the strength to conquer adversity…without actually leaving our home? Adventures are engaging, invigorating, and just plain fun. What’s not to like?

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