Review: Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks

Tuesday McGillycuddy loves stories – and her mother is a writer. A very famous writer, who has locked herself away in her writing room to finish the final book in her best-selling series for children. But when Tuesday knocks on her door, she discovers her mother is missing!

In search of Serendipity, Tuesday and her faithful dog Baxterr soon find themselves on a very dangerous mission. They enter the magical world where stories come from, a mysterious and unpredictable world, full of real danger and heart-stopping adventure.

With the help of pint-sized heroine Vivienne Small, Tuesday will need all her wit, courage, perseverance and imagination in order to get to The End and be reunited with the people she loves.

Description taken from Goodreads. 

I would definitely recommend this for fans of INKHEART by Cornelia Funke or children that would like to try INKHEART but are not quite yet old enough for the action/adventure themes in that story. Banks does a great, but also believable, job of bringing the world of the story into the real world and I loved the way that the characters that Tuesday meets along the way become either part of her support group or enemies, and she’s drawn into the story herself. All of the characters are very unique and inventive without being too much on the whimsical side, and I really appreciated that in all of them. I

t was a lot of fun going through this story and even though it’s very fun and fast-paced on the outside, it has a ton of lessons to be learned from it. It also has a good premise as well. Even though it sounds like something straight out of INKHEART, Banks bring their (it’s a combination of two authors under one name) ideas and fresh insight into this kind of world, and I also love the magical realism and the fact that the mom is a writer.

In fact, this whole adventure is built around the mom being a writer and I have to say it was great to see such a young lover of stories exploring her mom’s world of writing. It was a great concept and extremely well executed. Recommended for all 10+ readers that want a light fantasy, realistic read. 4.3 stars.

Also love the cover:

finding serendipity

pg count for the paperback: 300

Series: Tuesday McGillycuddy Adventures


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