Book Review: The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

Book Review: The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
February 4, 2017 No Comments » Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The Secret of Platform 13
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Genre: Fantasy & Magic
Amazon rating: 4.3 stars

Secret of Platform 13A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom–an island where humans live happily with feys, mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. A lot can go wrong in nine days. When the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the prince of the Island, it’s up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey really troop around London unnoticed?

Reviewed by: Stephanie Ayers

The Review:

I fell in love with this story from the very first paragraph. The writing is clever, witty, and smooth. Ms. Ibbotson has a way with words that plants little pictures in your head. The characters come to life with vivid descriptions. The story clips along at the perfect pace. The action remains steady while she skillfully weaves back story in. My only complaint is that the ending feels rushed. The very last chapter is an excellent and different way of closing out a book. I enjoyed this very much despite it being a YA story.

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.

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