Just one day ago, I’d almost given hope, and now I had a whole new life ahead of me!
Jade Harley contacted me to see if I would be willing to review The Adventures of Lola. I loved the synopsis she gave me and I enjoyed myself a lot while reading it.
Book Review: The Adventures of Lola by Jade Harley
Title & Author: The Adventures of Lola by Jade Harley
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: February 23 2017
To thirteen-year-old Lola, the world is not a very magical place. She often gets in trouble, whether it’s with her parents, who find her rich imagination a bit tiresome, or at school, where the teachers see her as being far too dramatic. But Lola knows she is meant to do more in life, like maybe save the day…someday.
But when Lola and her friends realise that something disastrous is about to strike their town, they gather their strengths and are determined to solve the mystery. Their sleuthing soon brings them all the way to the King, who is less than pleased with Lola’s fearless hunt for the truth.
As Lola struggles to remain in the good graces of the people in her life, she starts to realize just how unique she truly is…and just how magical her life might actually be.
I give The Adventures of Lola by Jade Harley four out of five hearts because it kept me entertained the whole time. It is written in a simple way and the audience, children, will have a great time trying to see if they can find out what is going on before Lola does.
That is one of the things I really liked about The Adventures of Lola. I never saw coming what was going on! Every twist and turn I saw coming until it was finally at my feet. This novel does not contain any romance and this is a good thing, because I think this novel would also be something boys can read. But they would be turned away by a thing like romance.
Lola is a fun- and adventure loving girl. She just doesn’t take no for an answer and will do everything she can to get to her goal. Even it is means she has to make her friend make the fairy princess a dress, just to get in front of the King and Queen to talk about the weird things going on in their school.
I liked her friends too, Jen and Allie. They both have their own strengths are not just carbon copies of Lola.
The novel has a bunch of illustrations, which are so cool. The same goes for the cover. I think the artist, Craig Phillips, did a great job and they really show how fun the story is.
I could not give it five stars because for me it was lacking some crucial character development, but I do not think a child would have any problems with it. But since this is my review, I did have to cut a bit in my rating for this great novel.
The story is fast paced and the 140 pages are gone by so fast! I enjoyed myself a lot and I am going to keep my copy around for when I have children of my own, so I can read it to them.
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