Saturday, March 28, 2015
Book Review: The Case of the Missing Moonstone
Book 1 in the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency
AUTHOR: Jordan Stratford
PUBLISHED: January 6th, 2015
PREMISE: The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and the daughter of Lord Byron team up together to solve a mystery.
MY REVIEW: Middle-grade can often be a mix of perfect for tweens and then perfect for tweens and readers of all ages. This one I think falls in the category of perfect for tweens. Some adults may like all the history references in it, but if you're an adult who doesn't have a kid to read this with...it may not be for you.
But if you've got a kid who wants a mystery adventure and is tired of Nancy Drew this is definitely something to give them. The girls are great fun and spunky. Kid me would have been all over this series. Plus, it's even a good way to introduce some history to them, because there are many many history references. If you have an American Girl fan who loves the history part of that series but has maybe grown out of the series, definitely pick this up for them.
This was a fun steampunk mystery for the tween set. I hope it takes off because middle-grade could use some more spunky girl sleuths.
WHO SHOULD READ: tweens, middle-grade book fans, Nancy Drew fans, American Girl fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five hot-air balloons