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Lunatics and Luck - Marcus Sedgwick (book review)

Book: Lunatics and Luck
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Genre: Children's, fantasy, mystery
Published By: Orion Children's Books
Published Year: 2010

My Review:
Having previously read the second book of the Raven Mysteries "Ghosts and Gadgets" I couldn't help myself but read the third book named Lunatics and Luck.

This book is about the castle Otherhand and how things start going a little strange within the castle. Not only this but the children are made to start school with a teacher they feel could have more to him than meets the eye!

I found this book really fun to read and couldn't put it down once I had started reading it. Loving that this is such a relaxing read as well as kept me guessing about why the strange things were going on within the castle. I did enjoy that the children were trying to get rid of a teacher in which they didn't like as I feel that a lot of children can relate to wanting to try anything to get rid of bad teachers who they do not get along with. Lunatics and Luck was also great at showing how the characters are so different from each other but still care for one another and let themselves get on with life. I did feel that this book also answered all the questions in which you might get throughout the novel which is a great thing as well as usually there is gaps which the reader has to try and answer themselves. Finally, I like that this book has great illustrations from Pete Williamson in which really brings the novel together and can show children what the characters look like as well as how some of the imagery is to be seen by the reader.

I did think however that some of the words used might confuse a child and they might not understand what they mean. Also from having read the book before this I was wondering where the twins were throughout this book as it seemed like they were not present which did worry me a little.

Overall, a great book and one I would highly recommend for someone who is looking for some easy reading as well as children who are looking for a fantasy novel to read. I will definitely be reading this book again and look forward to reading more from Marcus Sedgwick.

My Rating: 5/5

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