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The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood-Hargrave – Review

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

Our Mum Madelaine has reviewed this book and absolutely loved it! Here’s what she had to say:

The Girl of Ink and Stars 
Waterstones children’s book of the month  – *UPDATE* Now Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017!

A story of love and sacrifice, freedom and discovery 

This book is truly magical and a must read for any child from age 9 who likes adventure, magic and books that keep you guessing. Also for any parent wanting a light read that they can share with their child after. A true parent – child book club! 

I was transported back to my youth which I found truly magical. As a child I would have wanted to start charting stars and creating drawings and magical islands in my head. I love that’s this book will inspire children’s creative nature.

I favour lighthearted reads where I can easily be absorbed in the story as this helps me unwind. The Girl of Ink and Stars flows so nicely and keeps you interested till the last word. I adore the two strong female characters, one spunky and fearless and one thoughtful and resented but still tough. 

It’s a mythical adventure, which will transport you on a fantastical journey. Even the pages of the book are pretty.

A Girl of Ink & Stars is Waterstones Children’s Book of the month and is available on Amazon here and from Waterstones here 


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