Cover Image: The Silver Moth

The Silver Moth

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Thank you NetGalley for providing me with this arc, in exchange for my honest review.

It was so nice to read about The Little White Horse being this author’s dearest childhood possession and why. I think she did a great job writing this sequel.

This is a lovely story about a very brave and sweet girl called Rose, but it is set against the backdrop of the First World War.

The cover and the illustrations of the moth, at the start of each chapter, are both beautiful. It was the cover that sparked my interest.

2 years into World War 1, Rose witnesses something frightening from her bedroom window. A giant cigar-shaped German airship appearing in the sky and it being taken down. She desperately wants to tell someone about it but fails to, for several unexpected reasons. When she finally blurts it out in front of her grandmother and shares her worries about her father leaving for France to work in a field hospital and her cousins leaving to Scotland, all because of the war, her grandmother listens and thinks it will do her good to take her to the country, to Moonacre.

As soon as we enter Moonacre, this story gets a touch of magic. The worldbuilding, the adventures, the animals, Rose being so sweet and brave and the many interesting characters and old customs, made me want to keep reading.

This was also a rollercoaster of emotions. The most memorable, magical and touching moments happening in the final chapters (in my opinion).

I’m glad I had the chance to read this enchanting story, it felt like I was reading an old classic children’s book, written with love and filled with hope. I enjoyed reading it and I look forward to reading both books in a row next time.

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This book was so atmospheric, I loved it! The writing too was so perfectly done, it was really heart warming and not at all difficult to read, so is perfect for kids all ages. I will definitely be recommending it! Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy

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Read to my son, he loved the history. It was very well written and enjoyable for all. It also made my son 2ant to learn more about the history of the war.

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As I discovered this was the follow up to another book I check the previous story and liked it as it's a good fantasy even if some parts didin't age well.
This follow up is lovely and I enjoyed the world building, the characters, and the plot.
A sweet fantasy story, recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this arc, all opinions are mine

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